Jun. 30, 2009 Battle Creek Calhoun County Michigan, USA
The Decatur Daily -- Thursday, July 2, 2009
William A. Brown, 79, of Battle Creek, Mich., died June 30, 2009. He was born April 30, 1930, in Danville, the son of Walter and Mary McDaniel Staggs Brown. He married Viola McLemore on Oct. 24, 1946, in Decatur, and she survives.
Bill served our country in the mid-1950s. He was a member of the American Legion in Battle Creek. He first worked for City Window in Kalamazoo, had his own fishing charter out of Manistee, Mich., and owned Browns Concrete in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, retiring in 1995, after 40 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Besides his wife, Viola, he is survived by his children, Gail (Randy) Greenway, Brenda (Don) Konkle and Tammy (Tony) Garber, all of Battle Creek, Tina (Marvin) King of Decatur and Tonya (Daniel) Cole of Moulton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Diane Brown; and one great-grandchild, Chase.
Funeral will be Saturday, July 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church in Danville with Dr. Milan Dekich officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Randy Greenway, Donald Konkle, Tony Garber, Marvin King Sr., Daniel Cole, Robbie Fortner, Marvin King Jr. and Andrew Garber.