GLENN W. BROWN ROCKFORD - Glenn W. Brown passed away May 2, 2013, with his wife at his side. He attended Rockford Public Schools and then graduated fro West High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1964. He was a two time Purple Heart recipient and received many other medals. He is survived by wife, Betty Gupton; sons, James (Lita) Whitmore, Glenn Brown Jr., Brian and Darryl Gupton; daughters, Maxine Brown, Donielle Gupton, Risa (Ogbonna) Wambu; brothers, Garlyn (Tommeico) and Gerald (Belinda) Brown: sisters, Gloria Lee and Gail Brown; 28 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents and one brother. The family would like to give special thanks to Veterans Clinic in Madison, Rockford Hospital, Van Matre, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1720 Morgan St. The Rev. Herbert Johnson will do the eulogy, and host is Rev. Perry Bennett. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Collins & Stone Funeral Home.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from May 8 to May 9, 2013