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March 24, 1941 - June 29, 2016

BROWN, Jerry Franklin, (Jerry F. Brown) Born in Camden, Arkansas on March 24, 1941. Passed away suddenly at his home in Madison, Wisconsin on June 25, 2016.
Preceded in death by his parents, William Harold Brown and Helen Christine Brown. He is survived by his son; Tim Hunter Brown, his daughter, Jessica Brown (both from Madison, Wisconsin), his four brothers; William Maxwell Brown "Bill" (Paula Brown), James Robert Brown "Jim" (Cathleen Hunton Brown), Perry Michael Brown "Mike" (Brenda Spann Brown), Larry Patrick Brown "Pat Brown" (Linda Willis Brown ), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry is a Vietnam Era Veteran of the United States Air Force. While serving, he attended Yale University where he studied Chinese Mandarin Language and then served as a voice interpreter with the Air Force. After his 5-1/2 years of military service he lived in many cities and countries for over 16 years where he held positions of Passenger Service Agent, Tour Manager and Director with Pan American World Airways (1967-1983). Not long after that, he returned to Louisville to be with his family. While in Louisville, he worked for many years as Assistant Grounds Keeper at Standard County Club and then retired.

On Father's Day, 9 years ago, Jerry received a phone call from Wisconsin stating that his son, Tim was involved in a skydiving accident and was in critical condition. The accident caused his son to become a quadriplegic. Jerry, lovingly and willingly, without hesitation, packed up all of his belongings and moved to Wisconsin to care for his son Tim Hunter Brown. On Jerry's facebook profile page he describes himself as quiet, introspective, and loving. He also stated that others described him as grouchy. He enjoyed playing golf, reading, collecting antique glass and researching his ancestry. He loved his children and his family.

A Memorial Service and Internment will take place at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, in Radcliff, KY.
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