By Major Jerry Bell, DeQuincy Public Affairs Officer
In a ceremony recognizing city employees held at the T. D. Cardwell Center at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 24. Mayor Riley Smith recognized C.R. Brown for his five years of faithful service to DeQuincy. For the last five years, Brown has served as the road crew supervisor and was chiefly responsible for making sure that the grass was cut on our city streets.
Mayor Smith praised Brown for his dedication to duty and work ethic in getting the job done. Mayor Smith related that Brown will be missed and presented him with a small plaque thanking him for his service.
Through the years, Brown has served as a fireman here in DeQuincy and in Texas. He also served as a fireman and Deputy Sheriff in Texas for many years. Brown commented that he enjoyed working for DeQuincy and prided himself on taking care of his crew. He and his wife of 25 years, Ruth, are members of the TPC here in DeQuincy. His son-in-law is the DeQuincy Fire Chief, Johnny Copeland. Brown stated that due to his age and ability to get around, that it was time to retire. He further stated that he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and that he had plenty of things to do around his house.
Brown will be missed by the City of DeQuincy because he took his job seriously and worked hard to complete all his tasks. Mayor Smith again thanked Brown for his hard work and all that attended the ceremony gave him a large round of applause. The citizens of DeQuincy greatly benefited from all his hard work. Everyone attending wished him a happy retirement. May God continue to bless you Mr. Brown.