VeteranCharles Brown

Charles BrownCharles J. Brown, 87, of Rushville died at 11:11 a.m. Dec. 8, 2012, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Taylorville, a son of Charles A. and Clara C. Huffman Brown. He married Vivian Clifton on Sept. 12, 1945, in Edinburg. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Peggy (and Jim) McCombs and Susan (and Andrew) Chaney; one son, Kevin (and Tricia) Brown; three sisters, Ellen Davis, Mildred Garwood and Marilyn Dixon; one brother, Milford Brown; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Greffe.

He was a graduate of Taylorville High School and served honorably in the Army Air Corp. during World War II. He was a belly gunner on a B-24 Liberator during the war.

While in Rushville, he was manager of the J.C. Penney store, and later opened his own business, Brown's Shoe Store.

He was a past president of Rushville Rotary Club and served as its secretary for years along with being a dispatcher for Schuyler County Sheriff's office. He also worked at Federal Mogul in Macomb.

He was a member of Rushville First United Methodist Church. He played in the men's golf league for many years along with spending his later years as a course superintendent and working in the pro shop along with his wife.

Services were held Tuesday at Rushville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Rotary Club Scholarship Program in memory of Charles Brown.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/12/2012

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