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Herschel Brown, 77
Herschel Allen Brown, 77, of Fairmount, died Saturday morning May 24, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born September 30, 1936 in Muncie to the late Austin William and Evelyn (Rogers) Brown. He graduated in 1956 from Harrison Township High School and went on to join the Navy Reserve. Herschel spent most of his life working as a commercial truck driver, many years driving a semi for Alro Steel. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Jo (DeWitt) Brown, his brother William A. Brown and his daughter in law Rebecca (Courtney) Brown.
Herschel's life revolved around family and church. He served as a Deacon at Corinth Congregational Christian Church and he and wife Betty volunteered their time ministering and living their faith. He loved being surrounded by his family and rarely missed an event where a grandchild was participating. He loved to laugh and always had a good joke or a story to tell.
He was an accomplished trumpet player and enjoyed sharing his talent and his love of Christian music with his family and church. He most recently played his favorite hymn, Amazing Grace, at his brother Bill's funeral.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Martin) Brown; his four sons, Thomas Brown of Anderson, Ted Brown (Pam) of Gaston, Timothy Brown (Anna Marie) of Gaston and Tracy Brown (Heather) of Hollandsburg, Ohio; his five stepchildren, Terry Martin of Indianapolis, Sue Holloway (Bob) of Fairmount, James Martin (Janet) of Cadillac, Mich., Ronald Martin (Kay) of Gas City and Kenny Martin (Joretta) of Union City, Ohio; siblings, Richard Brown (wife Mary) of Deckard, Tenn., Carl Brown (wife Dixie) of Muncie and Becky Fulcher (husband Fred) of Inverness Fla.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Brown of Muncie; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday at Garden View Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Blake officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gardenviewfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Congregational Christian Church Building Fund.
Garden View Funeral Home & Gardens of Memory Cemetery - Muncie
10501 North State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303
Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on May 28, 2014