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Carl "Charlie" Brown Sr

March 6, 1930 ~ June 1, 2018 (age 88)

Carl “Charlie” D. Brown Sr. 88, of Chillicothe passed away at 10:10 pm on June 1, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

He was born on March 6, 1930 in Lake City, AR. He married Mary Lou Flanagan on May 6, 1989 in Peoria County.

Surviving are his wife of Chillicothe, four children, Carla McElroy of Denver, CO, Jenny (Fred) Young of Kansas City, KS; Carl (Kandi) Brown Jr. of Naples, FL and Kelly Carter of Denver, CO. Also surviving are 5 step children Debbie (Kenny) Marlett of Eureka, IL; Rick (Paula) Welch of Maine; Patty (John) Rogers of Michigan; Denny Welch of Pekin, IL; and Mike (Cindi) Flanagan Jr. of Washington, IL. Further surviving are 8 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

Charlie was an honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and also the Masonic Lodge all in North Ft. Meyers, FL. Charlie worked for Classon Ford and later Bob Murphy Ford in Morton for 30 years. Charlie was a wonderful father husband, and friend to everyone he knew and loved. He was always full of life and laughs who loved fishing and boating with family and friends. Charlie will be missed and remembered always.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to thePeoria Casting Club, PO Box 426, Chillicothe, IL 61523. To share memories and condolences with the family, visit

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