OBITUARY

William Brown Jr.

December 23, 1924March 13, 2013
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   Peoria, IL – William Brown Jr., 88, of Peoria, passed away at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.    He was born Dec. 23, 1924 in Shreveport, LA to William and Eva Brown Sr.  They preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by daughter, Sandra; 1 infant son; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.    Surviving are 5 children, Paula of Los Angeles, CA, William III of Dallas, TX, Byron Sr. of Peoria, Mike Sr. of Peoria, Annette of Indianapolis, IN; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Jack of Shreveport, LA, 2 sisters, Laverne of Shreveport, LA, Lucille of Las Vegas, NV; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.    William was a WWII Navy Veteran serving in Guadalcanal.  He worked as a photographer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 40 years, retiring from the Agricultural Lab in Peoria in 1985.  He was an avid bowler, and was formerly active in Peoria area leagues.     Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria.  Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel.  Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria with Military Honors.    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be made at www.Davison-Fulton.com. 

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2013
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William Brown Jr.

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April 1, 2013

Condolences to the family from Deloris and Ronald Blue, (Fontana, CA)

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Carolyn Harris

March 19, 2013

Condolences to the family from Carolyn (Robinson) Harris and family.

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Elizabeth brown

March 18, 2013

i just wonted to say that u will be truly missed and your legacy will live on in our hearts forever r.i.p dad love byron and Elizabeth

Your babygirl... Eva Annette Brown

March 18, 2013

A day in my life that I always knew would one day come but would never be prepared for....The loss of my father. Dear "daddy" is what I've called you my whole life. Blessed and greatful am I, to have had a father in my life who was not only intelligent, but was a great photographer, historian, has traveled the world and served our country. What better gift to leave behind....a legacy consisting of memories and lots of photos and I personally have you to thank for my love of traveling and photography. We had are good times as well as our bad times (that's normal) but at the end of the day.....you were DAD! [no one could ever change that] and I loved you, as I always would tell you no matter what. So at this time I'm @ peace to know your suffering is over, you lived a full life and your work is done and now you're resting in paradise. Even though you're no longer here, you will forever live in my heart. I thank you for your contribution to my life! I love you daddy!

Gloria "Lucille" Burks

March 18, 2013

Remembering my dear brother, Bill Jr.:
Our Mama, Eva Bell, would get everything ready and so happily sing that her boy is coming home. She would be so extremely happy and proud. I remember “Ba” making sure she had all of your favorites: steak, tomatoes and milk. I'm remembering when you were in the Navy you sent me a beautiful doll from Japan and you always kept a photo of me near you. You left the family wonderful movies for all to keep and cherish. All the laughter will never be forgotten. I will forever love and remember you, my illustrious big brother who was a father, uncle, friend and photographer.

May you rest in peace dear brother.

LaVerne Brown

March 18, 2013

I truly miss my "world traveler" oldest brother, Bill Jr. I will always love my buddy! Sending kisses and hugs to my nieces and nephews and their families.