Clarence E. Brown, Sr.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Clarence E. "Brownie" Brown, Sr., 86, passed away April 16, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
He was born in Farmersville on Nov. 15, 1927, to Ross and Letha (Baker) Brown. He married Betty Mae Bunch on Sept. 9, 1950. She preceded him in death in 2012.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Brown; sister, Wanda; and brothers, Jake, Gene and Carl.
Clarence retired from Pierce Oil. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the river and watching NASCAR. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children: Clarence "Butch" (Bronna) Brown, Jr., Donald (Kathy) Brown, Stella (Raymond) Sponsler and Timmy (Karen) Brown; special caregiver, Janet Hutchens-Gooden; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Russell (Mickie) Brown; sisters: Elsie Kahl, Joann Jones, Bernice White and Judy (Bruce) O'Neil; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
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