Richard was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Freddie and June Marie. He was the third of eight children.
He is preceded in death by sister June Rose; mother June Marie; brothers Ernest and Raymond;
Survived by wife Sharon; children Richard Jr., Shalunda, Christopher; siblings Freddie Jean Shelton, Freddie Brown Jr, Edward Brown; dad Freddie Brown Sr; granddaughter Kennice Reeves; Michael Simmons and a host of other family and friends.
He was a loving and kind man. There wasn't anyone he didn't like; he could strike up a conversation with everyone. He would help anyone in need.