On Sept. 27, 1946, he was born in Martin, Ky., to Robert and Sally (Ousley) Brown. He married JoAnne Rogers on June 8, 2008. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2010.
Living most of his life in Pierceton, he worked for Whitley Porducts, Pierceton; Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, and then for I.D.P., North Webster, Ind.; retiring in 2011. He served in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam and eleven years overall.
Bobby is survived by three sons: Lenny John (Kat) Moore, Tucson, Ariz.; Robert “Buster” Brown, Tucson; and Billy Joe (Sarah) Brown, Pierceton; five daughters: Dana (Todd) Riley, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Minona “Sissy” (Phillip) Denton, South Whitley, Ind.; Crystal (Robert) Shugars, Ellicott City, Md.; April Browning, Mentone, Ind.; and Bobbie Jo Brown, South Whitley; one nephew: Billy Joe Reffitt Sr., Pierceton; one great-nephew: Billy Joe Reffitt Jr., Pierceton; and one great-niece: Lorrie Meyers, Pierceton; and 16 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Rubie Brown.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, with Pastor Mark Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bobby L. Brown memorial Trust, C/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.
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