Robert Lewis Brown, Sr.
- January 25, 1938 - July 15, 2012
- Caro, Michigan
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Robert Lewis Brown, Sr., age 74, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his home, following a lingering illness. Robert was born January 25, 1938 in Marion, the son of Floyd & Ilah (Corner) Brown. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955, and retired as an Aviation Electronic Mechanic Chief after twenty years of service to the country. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Robert worked for several employers, but would eventually retire from the Tuscola Intermediate School District as a custodian. He was united in marriage with the former Joyce Leone Frank on July 27, 1957 in Traverse City, and the couple cherished more than fifty years together before her death in 2008. He was an avid reader that enjoyed old western movies, crime shows, country western music and polkas. In his mid-life, he enjoyed riding and collecting motorcycles.
Robert is survived by four children and their spouses, Cindy Brown of Caro, Sherrie & Bryon Avery of Columbiaville, Monica & Donald Nugent of Caro, Robert & Marsha Brown II of Caro; his beloved dog and fifth child, Chico; six grandchildren and their spouses, Shawn & Shannon Avery of Columbiaville, Matthew & Jennifer Avery of Columbiaville, Amanda Gault and her fiancé, Jesse, of Oregon, Chase & Miranda Heritier of California, Ty Heritier of Caro, Damon Nugent of Caro; five great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Brooke, Jayden, Grace and Joel; his mother, Ilah Brown of Caro; two brothers, Tex Brown of Afton, Gordon Brown and his wife, Bonnie, of Mayville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Robert was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Brown; sister, Edna Touchette; sister-in-law, Janet Brown; and brother-in-law, Howard Touchette.
A memorial gathering for Robert & Joyce Brown will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Living Waters Chapel in Caro. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.