Louis B. Brown, 79, of North US 31, passed away at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation of Columbus.
Louis was born in Jackson County on March 4, 1935 to the late Bruce and Lavada McHargue Brown. He married Doris June Gilstrap on Dec. 19, 1953 at Wrays Christian Church in Jackson County.
Louis attended IUPUC and Ivy Tech. He held a real estate brokers license and an auctioneer's license.
He began work at the shirt factory in Jackson County and then opened Brown's Market in Lowell Addition. Louis also worked at the Golden Foundry and Arvin Industry.
Later he owned and operated Triple A Home Center in Columbus, Indiana.
He won numerous sales awards from Clayton Mobile Homes and was an enthusiastic seller of SMI - Success Motivation Institute Programs.
Louis graduated and member of Dale Carnegie Course and avid member and participant Toast Masters. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and a member of the DMA of Asbury United Methodist Group.
Louis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris June Brown; children, Doneda Henry Brown, and Hallett (Loretta) Brown; grandchildren, Lester (Kristin) Brown, Sandy (Chaz) King, Joshua Brown, Veronica (Kyle) Turner, Sabrina (Matt) Hodge, and Malachi Henry; and seven great-grandchildren.
Louis is preceded in death by his parents and son, Daniel Lee Brown.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Rev. Larry Carmichael.
Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wild Life Utopia or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences may be made to the Brown family at www.barkesweaverglick.com