Leslie "Les" Clyde Brown passed away at the age of 67 in his beloved home in Camp Wood, Texas. He was born November 2nd, 1956 to Bette Oliphant and Virgil Clyde Brown. Les is survived by his loving mother Bette Oliphant, siblings Michael Gibson, Tammy Gilbert, and Amanda Poggemoeller, as well as his children Fanci Brown, Kasie Carroll, and Colt Brown and 5 grandchildren, Lilith, Luz, Liam, Elliot and Olivia. He was also a proud uncle to Casey Allen, Halie Gibson and Gavin Gibson. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Sherman Wayne Brown and Jeanie Ryland, as well as his father, Virgil Clyde Brown.
At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Marines and soon after was sent to Vietnam. He turned 18 on the boat ride over to Vietnam and was there to see the fall of Saigon. Back from Vietnam, Les went on to start a family and worked for his father. Part of working with his father was learning to fly planes, something he loved. Eventually he left to follow another passion, computers. This led him back to Austin to work for companies like Microsoft. After living the corporate life for years, Les decided to return to his roots and went back to working on ranches. He broke horses for Braves legend Chipper Jones, lived in Big Bend National park, and conquered the harsh winter living of Montana and Colorado. While living his dreams of being a cowboy he managed to become a published author as well. Finally realizing his place was home, he went to Camp Wood to enjoy his years as a retired cowboy. He always joked that he was the jack of all trades and master of none, and he lived his life showing that he could accomplish anything if he put his mind to it.
A memorial service to celebrate Leslie's life will be held at a later date for family and friends.