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Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7500 North Clinton Street, Terre Haute, IN

OBITUARY

Raymond Edward Brown

March 9, 1938January 9, 2020
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Raymond Edward Brown, 81, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Union Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1938, in Terre Haute to Charles Clarence and Josephine Augusta (Handick) Brown. He married Linda Girton on June 22, 1958.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Brown of Terre Haute; daughters, Lisa Poff (Jeffrey), Pam Schooley (Kyle Gregory), and Becky Carpenter (Scott), all of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Amanda Forsythe (Charlie), Tristan Poff (Brad Porter), Tony Poff (Ashley), Andrew Brown (Amy), Randell Schooley, Ashley Curry (Scott), Ethan Carpenter (Kayla), Brandy Smith (Trent Siepman), and Ariel Poff (Tara Williams); and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Francis, Eva, Anna, Ruthie, and Loretta; and a brother, Floyd.

Raymond graduated from Wiley High School in 1957. He worked for many years as a meat cutter at A & P Grocery Stores. He was also a machinist at Keyes Manufacturing in Rosedale. Raymond owned and operated Brown’s Gun Shop for many years.

Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Raymond enjoyed keeping busy. He loved gunsmithing and leatherworking. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid outdoorsman. Raymond would drive to his hunting spots in Freddy, his almond-tan 1974 GMC Sierra that he ordered special and bought brand new. Raymond took great pride in Freddy, rebuilding the engine and repainting the body several times in the last 46 years. Raymond excelled at archery and was a member of Black Stag Archery Club along with his wife, Linda. He enjoyed cruising around his neighborhood that was made up of family in his hand-built golf cart. Raymond was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a tenacious man of great character and strong work ethic. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation and a funeral ceremony are pending. Please check back for updated service times. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

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Sue and Fred Davis

January 11, 2020

We lived next door to Ray and Linda for over 40 years! Ray was priceless! Whenever we were stumped about a problem with the house, or couldn't afford a repairman for a broken something or the other, we could always count on Ray coming thru! He could repair or figure out a repair for anything! And, he always did it very willingly! Ray will surely be missed by more people than his family!

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Biography

Raymond Edward Brown, 81, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Union Hospital. He was born on March 9, 1938, in Terre Haute to Charles Clarence and Josephine Augusta (Handick) Brown. He married Linda Girton on June 22, 1958.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Brown of Terre Haute; daughters, Lisa Poff (Jeffrey), Pam Schooley (Kyle Gregory), and Becky Carpenter (Scott), all of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Amanda Forsythe (Charlie), Tristan Poff (Brad Porter), Tony Poff (Ashley), Andrew Brown (Amy), Randell Schooley, Ashley Curry (Scott), Ethan Carpenter (Kayla), Brandy Smith (Trent Siepman), and Ariel Poff (Tara Williams); and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Francis, Eva, Anna, Ruthie, and Loretta; and a brother, Floyd.

Raymond graduated from Wiley High School in 1957. He worked for many years as a meat cutter at A & P Grocery Stores. He was also a machinist at Keyes Manufacturing in Rosedale. Raymond owned and operated Brown’s Gun Shop for many years.

Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Raymond enjoyed keeping busy. He loved gunsmithing and leatherworking. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid outdoorsman. Raymond would drive to his hunting spots in Freddy, his almond-tan 1974 GMC Sierra that he ordered special and bought brand new. Raymond took great pride in Freddy, rebuilding the engine and repainting the body several times in the last 46 years. Raymond excelled at archery and was a member of Black Stag Archery Club along with his wife, Linda. He enjoyed cruising around his neighborhood that was made up of family in his hand-built golf cart. Raymond was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a tenacious man of great character and strong work ethic. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net