He was born Dec. 2, 1949 in Gary, the son of Chester N. and Bonnie R. (Page) Brown.
He was a draftsman at NSWC Crane. He was an Army and an Air Force veteran, enjoyed playing the guitar and pool, and listening to blues music.
Survivors include his father, Chester N. Brown of Sandborn; his wife, Sandy K. (Hodges) Brown of Bedford, to whom he was married June 21, 2005; sons, Tony (Angela) Brown of Bloomington, Jason (Chelsie) Brown of Miamisburg, Ohio, Matthew (Megan) Brown of Sonoita, Az.; daughter, Stephanie (Tyler) Wall of Lexington, Ky.; sons, Jeff (Tara) Terrell of Paoli, and Jason (Missie) Terrell of Paoli; daughter, Billie Jo (Scott) Crusie of Linton; a brother, Stephen Brown of Sandborn; a sister, Kathy Gulledge of Florida; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and former spouses Barbara Guzman of Valparaiso and Sonnie Brown of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie (Page) Brown, and two brothers, Jerry N. Brown and Charles D. Brown.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, with mililtary rites by the American Legion Warren Brock Post 69 of Orleans.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 10 a.m. on Thursday until the time of service.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com .