Brad Ley Brown

Brad Ley Brown was born on September 23, 1962 to Richard and Peggy Brown.  He married the love of his life, Debbie Ireland on June 25, 1988.

He passed away on his 55th birthday, September 23, 2017, at his home, after a courageous three year battle with ALS.

Brad is survived by wife, Debbie and his son Tyler Brown both of the home, and a step-daughter, Linda Brown of Lawrence. Also surviving are his parents of Baldwin City, Kansas. He is also survived by his brothers James, Steve, Kenny and Keith all of Lawrence. Also his sisters Peggy Hedenberg of Katy, Texas;  Judy Klemme, Lecompton, Kansas; Patricia Burgen of Lawrence, Kansas; and Lisa Schultz of Westminster, Colorado.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Lee Jr. and Ronald Eugene.

Brad graduated from Baldwin High School, Baldwin City, Kansas in 1982.  He was proud to be a Bulldog, excelling in football, wrestling and weight training.  After graduation Brad found his passion of carpentry.  He was proud to build his own home.

He worked for the University of Kansas for 25 years.

His weekends were family filled at motocross events that his son participated in, where he acted as mechanic.

Brad was a compassionate and warm hearted man.  He was always happy to give an extended hand to those who needed it.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and co-workers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, Kansas.

A box for donations to help with medical expenses will be available at the service, or can be given at the service, in person to Debbie, or at the following go fund me account that has been established in Brad’s name: