Donald Ray Brown

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Donald Ray Brown, 85, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving daughter, Telisa Brown. He was born on April 26, 1932 in Wabash County, Illinois the son of Arthur and Dolly (Alcorn) Brown.

Don faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a very hard worker and dedicated boilermaker. He enjoyed the company of his friends and family. Don loved being outdoors, mushroom hunting and spending time on the river fishing. He was a member of the VFW and the Eagles. Don will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Don is survived by his children, Telisa Brown of Mount Carmel, Kathy Foote of Mount Carmel and Todd (Patty Ewing) Brown of Grayville, IL; brother, Art (Beverly) Brown of Mount Carmel; sisters, Shirley (Wayne) Schroyer and Lois Clark; grandchildren, Sierra Brown, David Brown and Jennifer Vanfleet; two great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Donnie Brown, Gil Clark and Kevin Clark; two brothers, Harold Brown and Ron Brown.

In keeping with Don’s wishes no formal services will be held. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Don’s tribute wall and leave online condolences, please visit our website at