Frank Hunt Brown, 68, of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully on October 22, 2023. He was born February 9, 1955 in Wharton, TX to Ruben and Margaret (Matzke) Brown. Frank was born without the gift of sight. He went on to graduate from the Texas School for the Blind and had a long and rewarding career in music.
Music was the heartbeat of Frank’s soul. His musical talents included playing the fiddle and keyboard. He had a dynamic voice and singing was also a gift of Franks. His professional career began in the 1970’s and early 1980’s when he was a member of the house band at Gilley’s in Pasadena, TX. He would go on to spend time with several well known bands, including the Live Oak Band, Larose & River Rock and most notably, the Dixie Cadillacs, which was recently inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Later in his career he was known for his time at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jennifer L. (Vaughn) Brown and second wife, Joyce Ann (Pruett) Brown. Family was very important to Frank. He leaves behind his children: Brian Vaughn Brown (wife Kimberly) of Oak Grove, MO, Melissa Lueckenhoff of Blue Springs, MO and Kevin C. Lay of Sioux Falls, SD; seven grandchildren: Callie, Weston, Olivia, Austin,Isaiah, Adalyn and Theo; and a beloved great granddaughter, Ophelia; siblings: Mark Brown of San Antonio, TX, Kathy Sikkema (Richard) of Leander, TX and Dan Brown (Liz) of Round Rock, TX.