Ronald ‘Ron’ Brown


Ronald “Ron” Brown, 77, of Seymour, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Sparksville, the son of the late Cecil and Jean Starr Brown, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 8, 1960, he married Shirley L. Durbin, who survives.

Ron was a U.S. Navy veteran and was an active member in the USS Columbus Veteran Association. He was a member of Washington Lodge 13, York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Murat Temple in Indianapolis. He was also a member of Seymour Christian Church. He worked in the plastics industry for 42 years before retiring. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife.

He is survived by a son, Mark (Shonnie) Brown; a daughter, Paula Jo Brown; four grandchildren, Shianne, Travis, Allen (A.J.) and Tanner; and a brother, Stephen (Sue) Brown.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Bill Lockman officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until time of service Wednesday. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Seymour Christian Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.