William Brown, 70, of Brazil, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 in his residence.
He was born Oct. 18, 1934, at Brazil to William J. and Eunice Moberly Brown. On Feb. 11, 1956, he married Norma J. Wallace Brown.
He served in the United States Army in the 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels," worked for Schwerman Trucking at Limedale as a diesel mechanic for 27 years, was a member of the Teamsters No. 1351 and a Deacon of the Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Johnny Brown and daughter-in-law, Lee Ann Brown; a brother, Victor "Bud" Brown; two sisters, Susan Imel and Faye Britton.
Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Brown; son Bill Brown and wife Lori, Brazil; daughter Becky Baire and husband Dennis, Brazil; two brothers, Jack Brown and wife Darlene, Knightsville and Patrick Collins and wife Lucille, Morrisburg, Tenn.; sisters Mary Draper, Belleville, Hameta Crooks, Greencastle, Linda Foster and husband Steve, Patricksburg, Janice Blaricum, Indianapolis, Marilyn Brooks and husband Harold, Dana, and Brenda Vandergriff, Dana; five grandchildren, Lacey and Kyle Brown, Travis, Sarah and Emmy Baire, all of Brazil; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 11, in the Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church, 8921 W. CR 1075 South, Reelsville, with the Rev. Paul Zurcher officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 in the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil. Burial will be in the Croy's Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kyle Brown, Travis Baire, Bradley Wallace, Dan Wallace, Jim Draper and Victor Brown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information or to light a candle, visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com.