Sgt. 1st Class Jack K. Brown, USAR (retired), 88, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 4, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia.
He was born September 3, 1930 in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania to the late Edward Staley Brown and the late Anna Pearl King Brown.
Jack served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired as a Sgt. 1st Class in the Army Reserve in 1991. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Mears Coal Co., and a Mechanic for McGill Motors, and most recently TW Phillips, retiring in February 1993. Jack was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church, having served on the Board of Trustees and as a choir member. He was also a member of the Butler Lions Club, where he served as King Lion from 1992-1993, VFW Post # 249 Butler, and American Legion Post #778 Lyndora. Jack enjoyed woodworking, golf, bowling, reading, and small remodeling projects.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis L. Sutton Brown, whom he married on September 8, 1953; son, Randall David Brown of Butler, PA; daughter, Pamela Sue Schiebel of Butler, PA; six grandchildren, Catrina Brown (Todd) Reichel, Christopher (Serena) Brown, Melissa Schiebel (Ben) Blicha, Joseph Schiebel, Ann (Scott) Schiebel, and Joshua Schiebel; six great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Lillian Reichel, Addison and Logan Brown, and Mason and Elizabeth Blicha; brother, Ronald (Linda) Brown of Marion Center, PA; sister, Lucille Howells of Marion Center, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herschel Edward Brown, and Lloyd George Brown; and a daughter-in-law, Vickie Lynn Brown.
Friends will be received Friday, December 7, 2018, 1 – 3 pm at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held immediately following at 3:00 pm at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA, with Pastor Bruce Gascoine of Christ Community United Methodist Church, officiating.
Officers and Members of VFW Post #249 Butler, American Legion #117 Butler, and American Legion #778 Lyndora will conduct military honors at the Funeral Home.
Burial will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Christ Community United Methodist Church, 205 N. Duffy Rd., Butler, PA 16001 or to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.