December 1, 2014 at 4:15pm

Memorial for Jack M. Brown ’47

Jack M. Brown, 92, of Blue Mound, IL passed away at 5:28 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 1, 2014) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A service to celebrate Jack'€s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 6, 2014) at Bethel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Jack will be laid to rest in Bethel Cemetery. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethel United Methodist Church or the Blue Mound Memorial Library.

Jack was born on January 5, 1922 in Blue Mound, IL, the son of Garnett and Pearl (Markwell) Brown. Jack graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1940 then earned his Bachelor Degree in Business from Millikin University where he was a member of the TKE fraternity. Jack proudly served in the United States Air Corp during WWII. He married Virginia E. Hurt on March 25, 1942. Jack began his working career with the Standard Oil Company in Decatur then became the operator of the Blue Mound Standard Station and ended his career as the operator of the Blue Mound Shell Station. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his trips to the family cabin in Montana. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Blue Mound American Legion and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Jack always looked forward to his annual St. Louis Cardinal Ballgame trip.

Jack is survived by his wife: Virginia E. Brown of Blue Mound, IL; sons: Stephen (Sallie) Brown of Gallatin, TN, Kenton Brown of Blue Mound, IL and Ted (Eileen) Brown of Richmond, VA; grandchildren: Greg Scott, Aaron Scott, Katie Walker, Amanda Brown and Hugh Brown; great grandchildren: Gabriel, Grant, Kieren, Megan, Alexander and Harper Kate.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Phyllis Brown.

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Class Year: 
1947