Ty Brown
Ty Brown

MARLOW - A memorial celebration for Ty Brown, 51, of Marlow, was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Medicine Park Event Center, 19001 Hwy. 49, Medicine Park.  

Mr. Brown died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Marlow. He was 51 years old.  

Ty Alexander Brown was born on July 29, 1967, in Norman to Ronald Dale Brown and Jo Anne (Alexander) Brown. He grew up in Kiowa and Lawton and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1985. While in school there, he performed with the Gentry Singers. He then attended the University of Oklahoma on a music scholarship.

After coming home from college, he became a radio personality on KROX 98.3, affectionately known to his listeners as the Tystik. His passion for music and radio led him to New Hope, Penn., and his career continued to flourish at a radio station in Trenton, N.J.

He also worked as a chauffeur for a car service in New York, which allowed him to rub elbows with celebrities and personalities who provided him with many interesting stories to tell.

In 2006, Ty came back to Oklahoma to live with and care for his dad, who had been diagnosed with cancer. He went to work for Crystal Creek Environmental as an asbestos and lead abatement technician.

His last and best job was with Stim-Lab in Duncan, where he excelled in the field of geological analysis. Ty was a self-taught guitarist and pianist who also sang and wrote music. He loved to cook and was a serious gardener who grew many of his own herbs and vegetables.

Ty was a nationally ranked frisbee golf player, an accomplishment of which he was very proud. Ty loved life and his family, telling stories and having fun of any kind. No one who ever met Ty will ever forget him.

Ty leaves behind his daughter Kelsey Madison Brown Corby, of the Netherlands; his sister Robyn Rich and her husband Toby, of New Jersey; his sister-in-law Laurel Brown, of Fletcher; his brother Brady Brown and his wife Michelle, of Elgin; four nephews: Zach Rich, Justin Brown, Jeffery Brown and Brycin Brown; a niece, Lisa Pope; three lifelong friends, Andy Atkinson, Mark Tompkins and Chris Larson; longtime companion Jenny Carr and her granddaughter Isabella Murillo, and many other friends and loved ones.  

Ty goes to join his parents Ronnie and Jo Anne Brown; his brother Doug Brown; his grandparents Arlon Brown, Pauline Simon, Wallace Alexander, and Cornelia Morse; and a nephew, Pierce Brown.