A. Ray Brown

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A. Ray Brown, 90, of Belleville, IL, born December 11, 1930, in Granite City, IL, died Friday, May 21, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Brown was an engineer and retired from McDonnell Douglas / Boeing. He was a United States Air Force veteran. Ray enjoyed many years of traveling with his wife of 72 years, Rose Marie, farming, golf, and reading many pages of western novels, but mostly spending time with his family and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, George Ross and Sarah, nee Patterson, Brown; a grandson, Maxwell Brown; a brother, George R. Brown; and a sister, Mary Siebert.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie, nee Siebert, Brown, whom he married on July 2, 1949; a daughter, Lisa E. (Joseph) Melton of Belleville, IL; a son, Gordon S. (Jennaver) Brown of Belleville, IL; five grandchildren, Keri (Damien) Edgington, Kristina Melton, Morgan Brown, Marley Brown, and Mason Brown; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Donna M. Arney of Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private family services will be held with Rev. Ed Weston officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


2 Comments on A. Ray Brown

Lou Ann Wedgwood said : Guest Report May 26, 2021 at 12:50 PM

My heart is with you as you bury your loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Uncle Ray was my favorite Uncle and I cherish the time I spent with him and Aunt Rosie. He will be missed and I'm glad he has gone to meet up with the rest of the family. Love You All.

  • Wheat Ridge
  • CO
RitaPannier said : Guest Report May 25, 2021 at 3:12 PM

Lisa, Your Dad was a one-of- a- kind- person that lived a truly full life , I feel lucky that I got to know him .You and the rest of the your family are in our throughs and prayers. Love you all ❤❤

  • Belleville
  • IL

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