Poem read for Doug Brown at his funeral service

Doug Brown, a long time weatherman for ABC13, who retired in 2008, passed away at the age of 79

January 23, 2013 7:41:10 AM PST
Family and friends said goodbye to former KTRK weatherman Doug Brown Tuesday afternoon.

ABC13's Tom Koch wrote and read a poem he dedicated just for his longtime friend and colleague. It's below.

    "He was born and raised in Brady, and became a Baylor Bear
    Soon famous from Baytown to Katy, he had that TV hair.

    Korea was his first gig, on an army radio show
    His next job wasn't that big, he got hired in Weslaco.

    Waco was the next stop, until Houston called Doug Brown,
    Then he made a short hop, from Channel 11 to 13 across town.

    He went on to rule the mornings, for 32 years he was king,
    People heeded his warnings, whatever the weather did bring.

    He would have made a good preacher, he certainly knew a good deed,
    But to me, Doug was a teacher, of the right kind of life to lead.

    So here's to you our 'Snoop' Doug, we're sending you all our love,
    Now you can give God a hug and there will always blue skies above."


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