Charles "Ed" Brown IV

Brown, Charles "Ed", IV

61, passed Monday, October 26, 2020. Ed leaves his children, daughter, Anastasia Brown; daughter, Anna-Marie; son, Charles Edward Brown V; mother, Janice Brown; brother, Daniel Brown; brother, William Brown; brother, Gregory Brown; & friends including Natasha Brown, Dale William Haller Jr., and Stephen Cherry.

Ed attended Twillman Elementary School, Kirby Jr. High School, Hazelwood East High School, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA degree in Accounting.

Ed then attended Saint Louis University Law School and graduated in 1987. Ed and his brother, Dan, opened Brown & Brown law firm in 1993, with his eyepatch becoming well-renowned throughout the St. Louis area. Ed had a passion for life and enjoyed playing tennis, playing guitar, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. Ed will be sorely missed by all that knew him, along with the staff at Brown & Brown.

Services: Funeral from BUCHHOLZ MORTUARY WEST, 2211 Clarkson Rd. (at Wilson Rd. – Chesterfield) Saturday, October 31, 9:15 a.m. to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. VISITATION at BUCHHOLZ, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On-line guestbook at

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Oct. 28, 2020.
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Buchholz Mortuary West
2211 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Buchholz Mortuary West
2211 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Funeral Mass
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
5130 Wilson Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63017
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I was so sorry to learn of this tragedy about Ed because I always watched them on TV with their Mother visiting different parts of Alton and St. Louis. I always enjoy it and felt like I knew the family. My heart and Prayers goes out to his entire Family especially his Mother because a Mother is never supposed to bury her Child! RIP Ed
Dianna Detterman
February 21, 2021
I am so sorry for the tragic death of Ed. We fully enjoyed watching him on "Brown and Brown". This is so sad.
Sue Greer
January 31, 2021
I am glad I found this obituary because I wanted to express my sincere condolences for the death of Ed Brown. I watch the infomercials often and find the entertaining. If I ever need representation, Brown and Brown will be my first call. I will miss Ed´s humor on the infomercials and a special sympathy message for his mom, daughters and son, and of course all of his siblings. God bless you all.
Vincelle (Vince) Caviness
December 18, 2020
In total shock. My grandmother and I regularly watched "On The Road with Brown & Brown" and even recorded it (with it airing often in the wee hours of the night). We always talked(and still do) about how much we liked the Brown brothers and how real and down to earth both Dan and Ed seemed to be(and yet how polar opposite their personalities seemed at the same time). A perfect compliment to each other. Mr. Brown´s lighthearted personality and easygoing demeanor made him extremely likable and he will be sorely missed. Deepest condolences to Dan and the rest of the family.
December 15, 2020
I will say a prayer for Ed and his family. I talked to him and his daughter downtown by the Casino. We talked as if we been friends for ever. He's in good hands now. May God be with his family.
Dana Clark
November 28, 2020
I feel bad for the whole Brown family. Just can´t believe that he is gone. I never met the family but always loved the show and the loved they showed each other, their family and all of St Louis. May God be with all of you as you work through all the stuff afterwards.
November 27, 2020
I truly enjoyed this man and his brother teaching us about St. Louis history. Sad to hear what happened. Still cannot believe a great man is gone. Thank you for the fantastic STL info. You are so well respected and missed.
Terri A STL History Fan
November 23, 2020
I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
Sarah Elliott
November 8, 2020
I was so devastated when I learned of Ed's passing. I never met Ed,but through the On the road programs made me feel as though I did know him and Dan and Mom. Ed was talented and I believe he spoke Russian played guitar harmonica I enjoyed the programs so much. You could feel the love the Browns shared. My sincere sympathy to the entire family. Ed will be sorely missed. RIP.
November 8, 2020
Dear Dan and the Brown family: My deepest, heartfelt sympathies. You are in my heart and prayers.
Vivian Brotherton Bishop
November 7, 2020
So sorry for your family's loss. I am sure you will be missed by many friends.
Edith Luddeke
November 6, 2020
I'm so sadden to hear if the loss of your brother Ed, Dan you all represented my daughter case for SSI. And we are forever grateful. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. We love you Ma Brown. May God give the family strength
Vanessa Smith
November 4, 2020
I was shock when friends of ours told us that Ed had died when we were going out to dinner together. I couldn't believe it. I enjoyed their show every night and enjoyed all the history they would tell. Their mother She is such a cuttie., You could tell that she was very close to her children. I enjoyed watching Ed play the guitar and harmonica. He was good. I hope you continue to show repeats of the shows. I really enjoyed them. He will be miss, you have my sympathy.
Joan english
November 2, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Brown. He will be missed.
Venetia Robinson
November 1, 2020
My sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to his family and all who knew and loved him. An entire community of people like me, who never met him, but "knew" him and Dan from the many quirky, funny, and educational "On the Go" segments, as well as their commercials, mourn his profound loss. May he Rest In Peace. Cynthia Rush
November 1, 2020
I never met Ed but really enjoyed watching On The Road with Brown & Brown. I hope they will continue to show them on TV as I know many would love to re watch or some people would like to start watching. I hope Ed finds his peace and the family finds comfort. Such a sad time especially around the holidays. Ed seemed like such a great down to earth kind of guy. Take care everyone especially Ed's mom.
October 31, 2020
Deepest sympathy
Pam Miles
October 31, 2020
Ed I will miss watching you and your brother as well as your Mom on your late night show. You all brought our old school days back to life because I was a North County youngster and graduated from Hazelwood West in 1981. I loved the nostalgia and lived for your show because you brought North County to life. I will miss you and your brother bantering back and forth. Sometimes life is tough and gets the best of us. Ed rest in peace because you will truly be missed. Praying for all the Brown's.
Angela L Brooks
October 31, 2020
My heart broke when I heard about Ed´s passing. I never met him, but I did meet Dan at a Cards game last year. I am glad I got a chance to tell him how much I love "On the Road" and how I love his mom and the whole Brown family. I share your sorrow and I will pray for Ed and all who love him. He was such a genuine guy who will be sadly missed by so many. I´m so very sorry.
October 31, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with the family it's difficult time. I met Ed while taking soccer pictures of Anastasia, he was so proud of her. He was a friendly kind man and sweet with Anastasia. He will be missed by the many whose lives he touched.
Judy Bozikis
October 30, 2020
As a fellow attorney from North County like Ed, I always enjoyed talking to him at all the various courts I would run into Ed through the years. God rest his soul.
John Newsham
October 30, 2020
Julie Holland
October 30, 2020
To the Brown family. I 1st met Bill in 1973 at Kirby Jr. High . And then met Ed at Hazelwood East in 1976 . I remember listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd on his 8 track in his bedroom . And Dan had his mind on books . Years later I met Greg . And I remember when Bill , Greg and their mom stopped by my house for a visit. Our moms hit it off big time . And all the hours watching on the road. And all the good times seeing the Browns at LAKER DAY . We were lucky to grow up in Spanish Lake , Missouri.
John R Almstedt
October 30, 2020
Like many the news of Ed´s passing was a shock . I didn´t know the family personally but thru the "on the road" show I watched late at night . I am so sorry for your loss
Nancy Fletcher
October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020
Peace be with you, faithful servant. God bless your loving family.
Tara Garcia
October 30, 2020
I'm so sorry for your devastating loss of "Ed". I had the privilege to meet him once along with his brother Bill at his office downtown and i enjoyed our conversations very much. Before I went to the offices I felt that I had known him through all their wonderful commercials and I'm honestly feeling sad and at a loss. Take care of your mother and each other. God bless, Sharon
October 30, 2020
My prayers are with the Brown family my heart aches for your loss Ed was a very catering person who would go out of his way for anyone he is a very compassionate person Ed I will miss you and you will be dearly missed by many this is less of a world without you here with us RIP love Sandi
Sandra Arras
October 30, 2020
We met Ed at a party, he was a friend of my daughter and her friend. He acted like he knew us forever and was so friendly, he even played with the band. He was so much fun. My daughter had gone to a picnic that Ed and his daughter were at she had taken her niece with her from then on when she took her niece with her she always asked is Ed and his daughter going to be there. Just want to let you know what a nice guy he was and people just loved him. We are so sorry for your loss and I cannot even begin to know your heart ache praying for mom and brothers and daughter and all his loved ones.
Joan and Mike Mullen
October 29, 2020
I met Ed as one of his Clients. He was very kind to me and helped me out of a few tight spots . He always spoke to me in a friendly tone. He really impressed me with an annual letter at Thanksgiving. He made me feel like I had value and was worth his time to share his thoughts of Thanksgiving with me, too. I will always think of Ed with high regard. May God Bless him and all of his loved ones.
John Reyes
October 29, 2020
When we have met Ed he was always a gentleman and sincere. We are so sad of his passing and are praying for his family.
Tina and Terry Crouppen
October 29, 2020
The brown family has my condolences
Patrick Dehner
October 29, 2020
I'm sorry for your loss of such a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time. Ed you will be truely be missed by all who knew and loved you. I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know you when you'd come in our restraunt to eat. I always enjoyed your stories and jokes. Rest in peace.
Martha Maynard
October 29, 2020
Rest In Peace were one of a kind. In growing up together with your whole family & all the hide n seek games we played growing up in your back yard you will be missed by so many!
Gary Evans
October 29, 2020
a loved one
October 29, 2020
God Bless You and your family and friends! Rest in Peace! You've left with a special place in all our hearts!
Pamela Doney
October 29, 2020
To the Brown Family: I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed and I went to Mizzou together, both graduating in 1982 from the business school. While I can't say that we stayed in touch that much once I moved away from St. Louis, he'd come down to visit me in NC in 1986/1987 and we'd talk by phone every great once in a while. Each time it was always so easy to reconnect in a fun and meaningful way. When I first saw his billboard as I drove from the STL airport, I just had to call him immediately and we shared some laughs about where life had taken us. From everything I've seen and read, I know he will be greatly missed by many. I'm grateful that I had the chance to know him as a friend. May he rest in peace and may you take comfort in many wonderful memories of him.
Todd B. Morse
October 29, 2020
I am saddened to hear the news of Mr. Brown´s passing. I am originally from St. Louis and I currently live in Alabama. Whenever I would visit relatives in St. Louis, I stayed up late and always enjoyed watching the adventures of Brown & Brown as they explored MO and IL and shared historical info! They had a great interaction as brothers and sometimes their mother was with them on their adventures. He will be sorely missed and he is now with his Father and no longer suffering. I am praying for the family and may God Bless All of you!
Elizabeth Ewing
October 29, 2020
We are both extremely sad to hear of Ed´s passing. We send our sympathies to everyone in the family. He was a light in our lives and we know he is with God and His angels looking at all of you from above. God bless you all.
Mary & Andrea Brenner
October 29, 2020
I loved on the road with brown and brown and the whole family every night I would scroll channels just to make sure I didnt miss any through out the night I loved him playing the guitar and harmonica ed will surely b missed never met any of you but it brought me to tears.... prayers
Michele Meyer
October 28, 2020
My heart goes out to the family. May God give them peace during this time of need. He will truly be missed. I have never met him but would see him on TV.
Larry Conner
October 28, 2020
I want to express my deepest sympathy to Aunt Janice, Dan, Bill, Greg, Ed´s children, and everyone who knew Ed. Ed was intelligent, generous, and kind. He could talk to anyone with a good sense of humor. His wise counsel benefitted all who sought it out. He will be sorely missed.
Michele A. Brown
October 28, 2020
Ed , will miss you brother! Had a lot of good times together!
Bill Wiegand
October 28, 2020
So sorry to learn of Ed´s passing away. It feels like we knew him & Dan from watching their TV show, sharing descriptions of their memories from our own past in the same areas. Please accept heartfelt condolences from our family to yours. It is truly a sad time. God bless you all.
Pat McILvaine
October 28, 2020
He seemed to be a really interesting guy and told some pretty good stories. Let angles surround your family at this time to lift you up and give you strength during this time.
October 28, 2020
Chris Catanzaro
October 28, 2020
I will forever miss the baseball games and hockey games with you. I also will miss oriental chicken on a stick. San Diego was our favorite place to watch the sunset. I will forever keep you in my heart until the day we meet again my dear friend. I guess you had to go first because I will need a good attorney when I get there I had to leave a little humor at the end of this because I know that's what you would want is to have someone smiling.
Elizabeth A Puder
October 28, 2020
Dear Brown family, We did not know your loved one Ed personally at first, but as most St. Louisans we knew him through the wonderfully charming and endearing "On the Road" series. When my family and I did meet him finally and unexpectedly last summer at a local park we shamefully chased him down to meet him! We "loved" him so much, his gentle smile, sweet demeanor and humorous stories, that we literally gave him a group hug in the middle of the park! He humbly received our praise! He then graciously answered our one question as to how he came to his beautiful outlook on life. He told my young daughter- "Love! I love my Mom and brothers! I love my wife and kids! Love is ALL you need!" We know he loved his life! We have felt his "love" in his many shared memories, community service and the warm feeling we got passing him often on the road. Yes, we were the ones who honked and waved wildly each time! We just wanted to be a part of his genuineness and purity which is so rare! Thank you for sharing him with us all! Please accept our prayers! May the Lord comfort and keep you in your time of loss! Mr. Brown will be deeply missed but not forgotten! God bless your family!
Tracy, Nathan and Sophia Burns
October 28, 2020
Dan, I am so sorry to hear about your brother and want to express my deepest sympathy. May God bless you and your family, and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark Dittmar
October 28, 2020
I would like to offer my heart felt prayers to his family and hope that god well give them the comfort thay need at this time of their loss may god keep him forever rip by his side
Michael. Johnson
October 28, 2020
I only know Ed through the TV programs he did. I really enjoyed those as well as watching Him banter with his brother and mother. I am so sorry for your family´s loss and will keep you in my prayers.
October 28, 2020
Many prayers of comfort coming your way. So sorry for your loss Anastasia and Natalya. - Coach Niethe
Scott Niethe
October 28, 2020
Dan, I am so sorry to hear about your brother and want to express my deepest sympathy. May God bless you and your family, and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy O'Leary
October 28, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathy for your heartbreaking loss. We hope you can feel Mom and Dad's love from heaven (Janie and Bob). And the entire family sends you fervent prayers as well. With sincerest condolences,
Julie, Jim, Patti, Tater, Peggy, Steve, Kelsey and Drew
Family of Janie and Bob Jackson
October 28, 2020
jim somers
October 28, 2020
Ed will be missed by many! He was a kind man who was willing to help anyone, anytime. I will cherish our friendship.
Dennis & Tonya Courtois
October 28, 2020
Tonya Courtois
October 28, 2020
Sorry to hear of tragic death of a fellow Laker. Spent many a late night watching and enjoying traveling around St.Louis with Ed, Dan and their Mother. Will be missed.
Barbara Uhle-Moran
October 28, 2020
I extend my sympathy to the Brown family and friends. I have listened to their infomercials in the early morning hours and am saddened to hear of this loss. It was always comforting to hear their banter on those sleepless nights. To his "beloved" mother, please accept my thoughts on your grief. RIP Ed Brown
Kathy Crowley
October 28, 2020
Jan, my heart and prayers go out to you at this time. May God be with you and your family.
Marion Peck
October 28, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Brown family. I've never met Ed but I feel like I have known Ed and Dan and their Mom through the TV show, 'On The Road.' Their life stories included in their informative shows have been enjoyed by many. Please, know I have you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
October 28, 2020