Born: December 29, 1939 - Deceased: December 16, 2020
Charles Earl Brown, 80, of Smithton, IL, born Friday, December 29, 1939, in Karnak, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at residence in Smithton, IL.
Charles served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, retired after 23 years of service, then he drove for Goodwill for 26 years.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, Roy and Evelyn nee Little, Brown
- Infant brother, James Roy Brown
- Sister, Connie Sue Brown
Surviving are his:
- Wife, Marilyn, nee Avery, Brown of Smithton IL
- Haylee Davis Brown
- Charles Brown II
- Michael (Kristin) Brown
- Ryan Brown
- step-son, Richard Davis
- Kenneth Brown
- Jerry (Mary) Brown
- Sister, Linda McLemore
- Many loving nieces and nephews
- Dear friends:
- Eric and Sandy
- Stan and Carol
- Ryan and Aaron
A special thank you to Kaylee and Donetta from BJC Hospice
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Haylee Davis-Brown College Fund please make checks payable to Marilyn Brown.
Visitation: Visitation from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois. COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, masks required and social distancing. Limit of 10 persons at any one time during the visitation. Please be respectful of time and do not linger so others may pay their respects to the family.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Kurrus Funeral Home. Private interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Live streaming of Military Honors can be viewed on Monday, December 21, at 10:30 am at www.facebook.com/KurrusFH.