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Myrl B. Brown

November 21, 2015

Myrl Boyd Brown 56 passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. Francis Health Center Topeka, Ks. He is the son of Phyllis Rose Brown Hesston,Ks. and the late William Oscar Brown.

Myrl was born January 29, 1959 in Newton,Ks. He attended Newton High School and then joined the Navy where he was stationed in San Diego,CA. until his discharge. After leaving the Navy he did various jobs on and off until he landed his dream job of being a bass guitarist for several bands that included, Josh Vowell and the Rumble, Brothawood and the latest band Cleveland Blues. Music was his life and he will be missed by many who followed along with him. He shared his passion for living and a passion for making music with his longtime girlfriend Terry Parker of Topeka.

Myrl is survived by his mother Phyllis Rose Brown, Hesston,Ks. and two sisters. Rowena Chaple and husband Willie Park City,Ks., and Amanda (Mandy) Botterweck and husband Terry of Newton. He is also survived by brothers, Jerry Brown, Lead Hill, AR., Stanley Brown, Phoenix, AZ., and Doug Spencer, Maui, HI. Along with the above survivors are many nieces and nephews and his beloved pug Max. He was preceded in death by his father William O. Brown and a brother Philip Cope.

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12 thoughts on “Myrl B. Brown

  1. Thinking of you and your family. Remembering being neighbors growing up and going to church together. Prayers, Deanne and Terry

  2. Family and friends…may the fond memories of Myrl sustain you during this time of sorrow, loss, and grief. A good man and excellent musicians. Surely will be missed.

  3. Sorry for your loss.He will be missed in the music community in Topeka.Wonderful blues musician .
    Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Boyd was a close friend and fellow musician to my cousin. I had the privilege of meeting Boyd, hearing him play his astonishing bass, and spending time with him in Wichita at the International Blues Contest. My memory is his incredible talent playing bass, and keeping everyone laughing. I know you’ll be missed Boyd.

  5. I am sorry to hear of Uncle Myrl’s unexpected death. My prayers to the rest of my family, and especially Grandma Phyllis.

  6. Myrl was a fellow bassist and close friend of mine, like the brother I never had, I will miss that big ole guy, and miss his presence,

  7. We never left each other on the Battlefeild, and I would always want u a part of my life, u were there when my brother died n that made u most loved by me. That band in heaven must of needed u on bass so remember the warm sun on my face is now you as I fight on, and live again… Luv u.


  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends who loved him and his talent of music. He will be missed very much. Rest in Peace Myrl. May God’s comforting arms wrap around the family during this difficult time.

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