Robert E Brown
Robert Eugene Brown, Sr., 90, a lifetime resident of Terre Haute, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.
Born on Nov. 24, 1928, to Jack Orville Brown and Audrey Davis Brown, he had recently celebrated 70 years of marriage with the love of his life, Edna Orman Brown, on July 9.
Bob enjoyed a deep love of family. Thriving on lively discussion, family conversations remained a highlight, especially with Percy, the family pug, at his feet. He became an avid photographer to record family milestones and travel. Nature also brought him happiness, especially animals and gardening, as instilled in him by his mother. Nurtured by the Terre Haute Boys Club, Bob had become a Golden Gloves champion and sportsmanship award winner, resulting in a lifelong interest in sports, especially boxing and basketball. Yet he was truly joyful when solving a problem or completing a project involving team effort and a hard day's work.
A graduate of Gertsmeyer High School, he retired from Visqueen after 25 years and then worked for the Vigo County School Corporation Maintenance Department for 15 years.
He was a member of Cross Lane Community Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Ida Cooper (Foster), and two brothers, Jack "Bud" Brown (Louanna) and Richard Brown (Mary), his niece Sandra Cooper Pulmane, and nephew Richard Brown.
He is survived by his wife, two sons from Terre Haute, Robert Brown, Jr. (Tammy) and Jack Brown (Theresa), and a daughter from Virginia, Nancy Schneider (Jack), also five grandchildren: Jason Brown (Gina), Justin Brown (Olivia), Matthew Schneider (Maura Wilson), Jessica Schneider, and Mallory Brown, and seven great-grandchildren: David Brown, Cameron Brown, Dominick Brown, Arden Schneider, Ingrid Schneider, Alex Brown and Alysa Brown. An eighth great-grandchild expected in December was the proud topic of Bob's last conversation. Survivors also include beloved nieces Patricia Zigler (Kenny), Linda Howard (Dan), Connie Perrelle (Nick), Judy Brown Rexroat, and nephew Donald Cooper (Kelley), his childhood friend's sons, Bill, David, and Don Alumbaugh, and lifetime neighbors and dear friends, Joe and Carolyn Wilson.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Roselawn, with the Rev. Brett Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society or the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St. was entrusted with care and arrangements. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on October 9, 2019


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Cyn Crist
Oct 13, 2019
This message is especially for Edna and Nancy...
when I first met your husband and Dad, I remember that once the long car ride was over, he was always happy to be in Midlothian! He certainly treasured those visits as throughout the years he watched Jesse and Matt grow into the smart, strong, and beautiful adults that they are now! I pray that all of y'all's happy memories will outweigh the heartache that comes when we can no longer physically be with our loved ones.
Carolyn Baker Kumpf
Oct 12, 2019
Thinking of you and praying for your family at this time of loss. I hope you are comforted by the long life you had with your father.
Charles and Sue Warnock
Oct 06, 2019
Rest peacefully Uncle Bob, you were a special person to have known and loved. Charlie and Susie Warnock
Charlotte Scimone
Oct 06, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a big piece of your life puzzle. As Linda Ellis' poem suggests, your Father's "dash" was filled with wonderful people and memories.