Richard “Richie” Brown, born June 23, 1968, passed away Oct. 17, 2013 of a massive heart attack. He is survived by his wife Renea, and daughters Kerbi, Josie and Bailey; parents Tony and Louis Brown; granddaughters, Nevaeh and Ava; brother, Tom (Laurie) Brown; sisters Debbie Wood, Cathy (Donald) Richardson, Toni (Bill) Thompson and many nieces and nephews. Richie was born and raised in the Springdale area. He met Renea Rodgers in 1989 and the two married in 1990. They lived in the Loon Lake area before moving to the family homestead in 1997. If you drove a Ford or farmed with a John Deere, you were an instant friend. However, he was a great friend to all. Richie was a devoted husband and father, and a beloved brother and son who will be greatly missed by his family and the entire community. A memorial service was held Oct. 26 at the Valley Grange. There is a memorial fund set up through Horizon Credit Union. Donations can be made at any Horizon branch. Please make checks payable to Richard or Renea Brown.