He was born in Davenport, Iowa on July 16, 1945, the son of Taylor and Eunice (Beadle) Brown. He was a 1963 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1990 from the U.S. Postal Service and on Aug. 7, 2009 from R & R Trucking. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post in Washington.
He is survived by three children, Zachary S. and Trevor J. Brown, both of Odon, and An' Drea L. (Matt) Eccles of Poland; their mother, Mary (Sheffler) Brown of Odon, a brother, Taylor H. Brown, II of Washington; and six grandchildren, Shayla, Haylen, Jacob, Dawson, Camden and Jacob.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a half-brother, Danny B. Brown.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with military rites immediately following at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Linton at a later time.
Visitation will be on Monday from noon until the time of service.
The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the family through the funeral home.