Robert D. Brown, Sr. 78, of Ashland, died at 7:10 pm, Friday, April 22, 2011 at St. John’s Hosital. He was born October 17, 1932 in Taylorville, Illinois to Woodrow and Carrie E. Copple Brown. He married Betty J. Cass on February 12, 1961 and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Walter) Johnson and Cheryl (Mike) huff both of Ashland and Carrie Klauzer of Springfield; four sons Robert D. Brown, Jr. of Hillsboro, Patrick (Janet) Brown of Springfield, Jeff (Heather) Brown of Curran and Kevin (Linda) Brown of Oakford; several Grandchildren, great Grandchildren and great-great Grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Beaver of Dawson and Doris Clark and Kay (Clifford) Clark both of Springfield; one nephew and several nieces and cousins.
Robert was a member of Ashland Christian Church. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and spending time at the farm.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Friday, April 29, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Robert Green officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
The family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to the Family of Robert D. Brown, Sr.