Robert Brown
1938 - 2021
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Robert Brown
CHILLICOTHE - Robert Nyles Brown, age 82, of Chillicothe passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at his home in Chillicothe.
Bob was born on April 8, 1938, in Peoria, IL, to Nyles Arthur and Dulcie Lucille (Bortell) Brown. He married Nancy Wallace on August 15, 1992, in Chillicothe.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; his children, Bradley (Lori) Brown of Rockford, MI, Tracy (Hugo) Barahona of Katy, TX, and Julie (Scott) Carnahan of Peoria, IL; 14 grandchildren, Lyndsay (Henry) Holmes, Adam Hardaway, Bradley and Katie Brown, Michael and Connor Bartling, Alex, Julissa and Eric Barahona, Jordan (Jim) Fitzgerald and Collin, Ethan, Sophie and Liam Carnahan; and 6 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Bonnie Kirkman of Glasford, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Douglas Brown.
Bob graduated from East Peoria High School in 1956 and attended Bradley University. He was an Insurance Agent for 55 years before he retired in 2017. He was a member of the Peoria Casting Club and the Elk Lodge of Deep Creek, FL. Bob enjoyed boating on the Illinois River and playing cards and was an avid Chicago sports fan. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with Pastor Keith Lindgren officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2021.
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