Charles E. "Charlie" Brown, 83, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.
He was born Nov. 7, 1929 in Virginia, the son of Charley and Ada Taylor Brown. He married Charlotte Dustin on Dec. 15, 1968, in Virginia, and she survives.
He is also survived by a son, John Brown (wife, Janice) of Wyanet; a daughter, Linda Noel of Springfield; three stepdaughters, Nancy Anderson and Sarah Reische, both of Jacksonville, and Carolyn Hitchcock (husband, Mike) of Lewistown; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ina Trenter of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Brown; and two brothers, Lynn Brown (surviving wife, Doris of Virginia) and Owen Brown (surviving wife, Margie, of Virginia).
Charlie was a longtime carpenter and craftsman working as a member of Carpenters Union Local 51. He worked with Fernandes Construction Company for 15 years. He retired in 1989 following several years in the maintenance department at Jacksonville Developmental Center. He was a member of Jacksonville Community Christian Church, Jacksonville Moose Lodge 865, Jacksonville Elks Lodge
682 and Ducks Unlimited. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, creating craft projects, hunting and fishing. He was a devoted fan of NASCAR racing and St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Illinois Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Program or the
. Condolences may be left online at www.buchanancody.com.