Sherman Brown

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Sherman L. Brown, 68, of Belleville, IL, born April 5, 1953, in Catskill, NY, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his residence.

Sherman was a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant. He was a retired Civil Engineer at Scott Air Force Base, where he worked for 20 years. He was a member and trustee of the Spring Valley Baptist Church. Sherman was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. He enjoyed being on many bowling leagues throughout the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest L. and Elizabeth, nee Davies, Brown; a sister, Marian Carlson; and three grandchildren, Miranda Phillips, Anthony Gantt, and Leslie Nichols-Brown.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia Brown, nee Haren, whom he married on April 2, 1981; three children, James (Jennifer) Phillips, of Belleville, IL, Jeff (Lyndsey Nichols) Brown, of Smithton, and Jennifer (Archie Brooks) Brown, of Belleville, IL; five grandchildren, Alexis Phillips, Gabrielle Prenzel, Angellena Gantt, Jimmy Phillips, and Nora Brown; five sisters, Linda “Lou” Brown, Sarah Mae Brown, Becky Keyes, Nancy Bond, and Debbie Keyes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Spring Valley Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, Shiloh, IL.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, Shiloh, IL.

A private burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


17 Comments on Sherman Brown

Marilyn Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Jul 12, 2021 at 7:31 AM

Dear Neighbors, Sherman was a caring husband, father, grandfather, & neighbor. I remember getting to know him while chasing Peanut through the neighborhood! He is no longer in pain & has found peace. We pray that this will bring you comfort. If there is anything we can do for you, we are right next door. God bless you, Marilyn & Bob Buehlhorn

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sandy Iacona Tyra said : Guest Report Jul 08, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Shelia, Jen and family - I am so sorry for your loss. As hard as it is for us to lose such a wonderful person, we praise Jesus knowing that Sherman is now with his Lord and Savior. Much love to you all.

  • Monroe
  • Ohio
Linda (Lou) Brown said : Guest Report Jul 07, 2021 at 12:05 PM

Hello my dears and thank you for welcoming Nancy, Debbie, Sarah and me into your home. I am so grateful that we were able to spend some time with our brother before he passed away. It was a precious time and I am so happy that we were able to meet his family and know for ourselves that he was surrounded by loving care through the very end of his life. He was a lucky man to live with the love of his life and to have children and grandchildren to give shape and meaning to his days. Please remember that you have a friend in Alaska should you ever decide to make the trip! Rest in peace dear brother.

  • Fairbanks
  • AK
Kimber Herndon said : Guest Report Jul 07, 2021 at 11:37 AM

I love you uncle Sherman. You will be missed.

  • Idaho Falls
  • Idaho
Teri Taylor said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 11:00 PM

Shelia,Jimmy,Jeff and Jennifer . So sorry to hear about Sherman. So many great memories of living next door to you all on base. Even though we haven’t seen you all for a while we think of you often. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all … Teri, Jamie, and Katie

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Wendy Santiago said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 6:50 PM

My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Andy Anderson said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Li and I send our deepest condolences with heart felt prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Perri and Greg Byrne said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 4:14 PM

We are sorry to learn of Sherman's passing. He was a fun member of our crack of dawn Metro rider group, and we enjoyed his stories and sense of humor. Our condolences to the family he loved so much.

  • Belleville
  • iL
Scott Stinnett and family said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 9:58 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. Loved working with you at HD for 20+ years my friend. You will be missed.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Melvin Hughes said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 9:42 AM

So sad to hear of Sherman’s passing. He was a great man. Rest In Peace.

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Kathie and Don Roberts said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 9:41 AM

Oh my gosh Sheila, We are so sorry. We have been missing you guys so much! Please if we can do anything let us know.

  • Mascoutah
  • Il
Diane Crawford said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 7:42 AM

My deepest condolences to Sherman's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Lonzo & Karen. Murray said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2021 at 10:55 PM

Jimbo. Jen and family. sorry to hear of the death of Sherman. Love and prayers for all.

  • New Athens
  • Il
Cathy Lee said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2021 at 10:08 PM

It has been quite a few years since I seen you but believe you will always be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sarah Maly said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2021 at 9:00 PM

My deepest condolence to my brother Sherman awesome husband brother father grandfather he's loved by all rest in peace my awesome brother

  • Idaho falls
  • ID
Leslie Keyez said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2021 at 8:47 PM

I love you uncle sherman i will miss you say hi to grandma for me

  • Oroville
  • California
Gary amd Denise Haren said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2021 at 5:24 PM

We are so so sorry for your loss. We will miss Sherman. We send our deepest love to you and Family.

  • ROY
  • UT

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