CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Charles "Dick" Brown, 82, of Carthage, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2013) Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
Dick was born April 16, 1931, in Canton, Ill., the son of John E. and Della Woodcock Brown.
He graduated from Canton Illinois High School in 1949. On Dec. 22, 1951, he married Norma Stremmel in Canton, Ill.
He served in the U.S. Navy
from 1951 until 1955. He received his electrical training while in the U.S. Navy.
Dick was a master electrician and worked for the United Mine Workers of America and later for Union Electric/Ameren in Keokuk, Iowa retiring in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking and leatherworking. He especially enjoyed horses and raised registered quarter horses for nearly 50 years.
He was a member of the Illinois and Iowa State Stock Horse Associations, the Fulton County Riding Club and the Hancock County Saddle Club. He was a member of the Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church near Astoria.
Dick is survived by his wife, Norma, of Carthage; three children, Teresa (Bill) Geissler of Warsaw, Barton (Mary) Brown of Canton, Ill., and Stacey (Dave) Sparrow of Carthage; grandchildren, Chris (Jen) Murphy, Taryn and Trey Geissler, Brittany (Andy) King, Kayla Prior, Jason (Aurora) Ballard, Erika (Mark) Thrush and Adam (fiancÃ© Betty Adams) Sparrow; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Gavin Murphy, Lucus Sparrow, Kanaan King, Emily Kate Ballard and a great-granddaughter expected in January; two brothers, Willis (Mary) Brown of Canton, Ill., and Jack (Hazel) Brown of Farmington; a sister-in-law, Judy Brown of Canton, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheila Prior; three brothers, James, Dallas and Albert Brown; and five sisters, Anna Ewing, Velma Bear, Reba Brown, Bernita Pinkerton, and Bonnie Schiltz.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Sunday at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Printy Funeral Home in Carthage.
MEMORIALS: To the family of Charles "Dick" Brown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage.