John A. "Bud" Brown, 86, of Waterloo, IL, died May 14, 2018, in Nashville, IL. He was born April 20, 1932, in Charleston, IL.
He is survived by his wife Thelma Brown (nee Basler); children David Brown, Beverly Vail, and Tony (Cara) Brown; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
John is preceded in death by his son Mark Brown; parents Tony & Hazel (nee McDade) Brown; brother Max Brown; and sister Frances Allison.
John had his own businesses in Mattoon for several years and later worked for the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture until he retired. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waterloo, IL, a thirty-second Mason, and a Shriner.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Shriner's Hospital for Children - St. Louis
1 PM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Andrew Cheatham officiating