Rushville Republican

January 2, 2013

Dennis L. Brown, 54

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Dennis L. Brown, 54, of Rushville, passed away Dec. 31, 2012.

“Duck” was born April 23, 1958 in Rushville, the son of Charles F. Brown and Patricia L. (Land) Fields. He married Jamey K. (Rankin) Brown June 21, 1997; she survives.

He graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1976 and lived in the Rushville community all his life. He was employed at Arrow Gas in Rushville for many years and served the needs of many in this and surrounding communities.

Dennis was a long-time member of Rushville Elks Lodge 1307 where he served as Exalted Ruler for four years, Trustee for 3 years, and Chairman for the “Elks vs. Cancer” golf tournament over the past six years. He also served and volunteered on several committees including the annual Clothe-A-Child program and veterans’ service programs. He was an associate member of the Knights of Columbus, and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Jamey Brown; mother, Patricia (David) Fields; two step sons, Jeremy (Tonya) Hampton and Richard (Melissa) Hampton II; one sister, Kim (Steven) Keith, all of Rushville; one brother, David (Vanessa) Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; three great-nieces and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, in 2007.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory, Rushville with Pastor George Huff officiating. An Elks Memorial Service will be held at 10:45 a.m.. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Friends will be welcomed at the Rushville Elks afterwards for gathering, reminiscing and dinner.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Elks Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 81, Rushville, IN 46173.

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