Robert E. Brown

Major Robert E. Brown of Jackson, 79, passed away peacefully at home on October 17, 2016.

He was born and raised in New Jersey. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He served for 20 years in the Marine Corps, during his time in the service he spent three tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot rescuing injured soldiers, among other duties. He earned a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during the war.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, he went back to college and graduated from Belhaven University and earned his master's at Mississippi College. He went on to teach at both of these colleges and also helped to start the Mississippi Ethics Commission.

He is survived by his daughter Marleigh Starr of Madison, brother Bill Brown (Janet) of New Jersey, granddaughter Kristi Myers (Dusty) of Madison, grandson Robbie Starr of Madison, as well as his pride and joy his two great-grandsons, Hayden and Jake Myers of Madison.

In his spare time he enjoyed playing bridge on the internet, drawing, ordering from Amazon, as well as writing numerous letters to the editor that were published in both the Clarion Ledger as well as the Northside Sun. He also enjoyed playing with his two dogs, as well as playing chess and pretending to pilot helicopters and planes with his great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marion Brown, his parents Robert and Marjorie Brown, his daughter Ethel "Midge" Bates, as well as his beloved dog, Blue.

His memorial was handled by Natchez Trace Funeral Home.

 

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