Everett Brown, 86, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 17, 2010, at 8:21 a.m., at his residence.
He was born May 21, 1924, in Clay County, the son of Jess Brown and Clarine Maesch Brown.
On June 24, 1943, he married Margaret E. Brush Brown. He worked for many years at Allison's in Indianapolis, retiring in 1978.
Everett served as a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corp from March 4, 1943-Oct. 13, 1945, with the 15th Air Force Division, 485th Bomb Squadron in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
He and Margaret owned and operated Brown's Restaurant in Brazil. They have been active members of the Nazarene Church in Brazil.
He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family and friends. He was a devoted family man and Christian.
Survivors include his wife Margaret, Brazil, daughters Connie Borgman and husband Larry, Columbus, Ind., Shirley Garrett and husband Roger, Clearwater, Fla., and Debra Rodgers, Brazil, grandchildren Kevin Borgman, Darren Borgman, Malinda Davidson, Brent Garrett, Kimberly Tardi, Erid Rodgers, Scott Rodgers, Jason Rodgers and Justin Rodgers, great-grandchildren Cory Borgman, Rebecca Borgman, Lydia Borgman, Claire Davidson, Evan Davidson, Damian Tardi, Michael Tardi, Christian Tardi, Sean Garrett, Justin Garrett and Madison Rodgers, sisters Betty Butts, Alice Muncie, Catherine Muncie and brother David Brown.
He was preceded in death by siblings George Brown, Jess Brown Jr., Bill Brown, Jack Brown and Helen Brush.
Services will take place Thursday, at 3 p.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Pastor Gary Bechtel officiating. Burial will take place at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., prior to services.
Pallbearers include Kevin Borgman, Darren Borgman, Cory Borgman, Scott Rodgers, Jason Rodgers and Justin Rodgers. Honorary Pallbearer is Brent Garrett, currently serving in Iraq.
Military graveside rites will be provided by American Legion Post No. 2, and V.F.W. No. 1127.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to First Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Light a candle in his memory at www.lawson-millerchapel.com.