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Carl E. Brown

Carl E. Brown, 83 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5:32 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on August 10, 1937 in Washburn, IL the son of Chester Roy and Blanche (Porter) Brown. He married Janet Fight on October 12, 1984 and she survives.

Also surviving are his daughters: Carla (Randy) Myers of Springfield, IL; Jodie (David) Simpson of South Pekin, IL Four Grandchildren, seven Great-Grandchildren and sister: Gladys Call of Spring Bay. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Elmer, William “Red” and Chester “Fat”.

Carl served in the United States Army and retired from the Illinois State Police. He loved baseball, animals, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was an active member of the NFOP Lodge #41.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or Christian County Animal Shelter 300 S Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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To my son, Carl E. A. Brown, in the loss of your father. May the memories of your time with him bring you comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mom (Sandi) Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. Special thoughts and prayers for Carls only son, Carl Eugene Andrew Brown. My heart goes out to you.

Tammi Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

Janet, Charlie and I have great memories of Carl. Working in law enforcement we got to interact with him on many occasions. We could always count on him for backup and support. We will miss him. Great guy! Vickie & Charlie Britton

Vickie & Charlie Britton Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

Carl and I were born the same year, rode the same school bus, grew up on farms about 2-3 miles apart,and went to the same schools. I think he was a year behind me. Always a good guy,and well thought of by all. Sorry to hear of his passing. Blessings to his family!

Bob Turnbujll Jan 14 2021 12:00 AM

Janet-- I am so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Thoughts and prayers with you and the family.

Jean Swan Jan 13 2021 12:00 AM

A very sad time.
Carl and his wife, Janet are very good friends of our family. We have shared many holidays with them and many get togethers with them and other friends. Carl was always quite the story teller. He had many interesting and some comical stories about growing up on a farm, his employment history, and military career. He was very fond of animals of all kinds - theirs and other peoples. Carl was always willing to pitch in and help with anything and would always lend a hand for so many difficult times that my family went through. What a great guy! I am very honored to have had him in my life. We will all miss him dearly.

Cindy Hooper Jan 13 2021 12:00 AM

My fondest memory of MY DAD, are the times hed drive me to school in the squad. Id run the lights. I became a cop because of him. My love of baseball is because of him. RIP.
Carl Andrew Brown

Carl E. A. Brown Jan 13 2021 12:00 AM