He was born on July 26, 1955 in Chicago, the son of Bobby Dean and Barbara Ann (Golliher) Brown.
Bobby had worked at Norge for 18 years, then at Neal Tire. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He is survived by 2 sons, Sean Patrick Isaac Brown of Herrin and Victor (Amanda) Hagler of Rimco, GA; 2 daughters, Shannon Hagler (Shawn) of Green Acres, FL and Andrea Hagler (Tom) Dreesen of Herrin; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and James Martin of Herrin; 4 siblings, Billy Ray (Martha) Brown of Rantoul, IL, Brenda Kay (Jeff) Abell of Yucca Valley, CA, Bonnie Denise (Robert) Hart of Herrin and Brian Edward (Judy) Martin of Goreville; nieces and nephews, Neal Phillip Brown, Ryan Abell, Brandon Abell, Joseph Abell, John Curt Haught, James Haught, Ashton, Taylor and Jeremy Martin and Zach Collins; 2 grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Harold and Muriel Golliher and Walter and Emma Kaye Martin.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 1-2PM at Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Chapel in Energy.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2PM at Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Chapel in Energy with Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the funeral home to offset expenses.
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