Keith ‘Brownie’ Brown

Keith “Brownie” Brown, age 79, of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016. He was born March 26, 1937, in Bedford as the son of Osborne L. and Velma (Williams) Brown.

He graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1955 and attended The Purdue University Agricultural Short Course. He served in the Army National Guard. Brownie married Judy A. (McClarnon) on October 23, 1963, in Chester.

He was a life-long farmer in Hancock County. He was also the co-owner of McClarnon Stock Farm. Brownie was a bus driver for Eastern Hancock for 25 years and also worked for the State Highway Department for 9 years. He was a member of the Charlottesville Lions Club, Charlottesville Fire Department, and Charlottesville United Methodist Church. Brownie was a proud Eastern Hancock Royal Fan. He was also a member of the Hancock County Cattlemans Association, Indiana Angus Association, Southeastern Indiana Angus Association and Southern Indiana Angus Association.

Brownie is survived by his loving wife, Judy Brown of Greenfield; daughters, Julia A. (Chris) Wickard and Jamie K. (Jeremy) Lowes both of Greenfield; brother, Jack L. (Marsha) Brown of Greenfield; sister, Kathy J. (Jim) Ashley of Greenfield; and four grandchildren, Jordyn, Jacob, Kaitlyn and Karly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Osborne L. and Velma (Williams) Brown.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 U.S. 40 West, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at the mortuary. Reverend Marianne Nichols will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be sent directly to Charlottesville UMC, c/o 1484 U.S. 40 West, Greenfield, IN 46140 or Hancock County Cattlemans Association, c/o 1484 U.S. 40 West, Greenfield, IN 46140. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to sympathy@erleweinmortuary.com.