Good ol’ Brown Derryfield will be remembered today at 10:00 central time as “The Derry Brownfield Show” will be a memorial to the man who was common sense personified. It’s planned to be the final episode of the talk show which started in 1994.
As Chuck already noted, we’ve known Derry for over 20 years now, having moved from Florida to Missouri to work for him in December of 1991. In fact, it was my idea – along with fellow Learfielder Mike Mayfield – that Derry start the talk show. I just talked with Mike, who is an engineer for Zimmer Radio Group, and found out that ZRG has been working with Derry for the past couple of months on the production and distribution of the talk show. There is still a possibility the show can continue as “The Common Sense Coalition” but that has yet to be decided.
You can listen to the show live from the link on the front page of the show website. Many people, including Chuck, are lined up to give short memories of Derry – as many as they can fit in a one hour show! Here is the embed code from the website – see if it works:
Post Update: It did and now you can listen to the tribute program from the DBS archives: Derry Brownfield Tribute Show
I know there are lots of folks out there who have fond memories of Derry and favorite “Derryisms.” If you would like to share – comment on this post or write on the wall of the DBS Facebook page. My personal favorite of Derry’s sayings was “ignorance gone to seed” but most appropriate now is the way he signed off on every DBS:
“May the good Lord bless and keep you whether near or far away. May the good you wish for others shine on you today. May your heart stay tuned to the music that will cheer the hearts of men. May the good Lord bless and keep you until we meet again.”
Derry’s funeral arrangements are still in the planning stages, but we will let you know as soon as we do.
The arrangements for Derry’s funeral are… Tuesday visitation 4-8 and funeral on Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Services in California, MO.