BUCKNER - Jack Brown , 66, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in the Franklin Hospital E.R. in Benton.
He worked for the Water Department in West City and was a member of First Baptist Church of West City.
He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Jack was born June 18, 1947, in Herrin, to James and Gladys (Gamblin) Brown.
He married Phyllis (Winemiller) Brown on Oct. 25, 1996 and she survives in Buckner.
Survivors include his children, Laura and Jason Cochrum of Benton, Parri and Jody Kilburn of Woodlawn, Tenn., and Jared Brown of Buckner; grandchildren, Bria Brown, Jacob Kilburn and Madison Kilburn; and brothers and sisters, Shirley and Jack Cobb of Johnston City, Brenda and Charles Ksycki of Dubois and Gloria and Rick Plasters of West Frankfort.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Eddie, Donnie and Billie Brown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.12, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Interment will be in Harrison Cemetery in Buckner, with Brother Bert Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
For more information, visit our website at www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Feb. 10, 2014