Elbert L. “Brownie” Brown, 90, of Pratt, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at South Wind Hospice, Pratt.
He was born on May 3, 1924 in Etlan, Virginia. On June 10, 1944, he married Maxine Oller at Pratt. She preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 1992.
Brownie was a meter reader for the City of Pratt. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pratt, the Pratt Saddle Club, the Pratt VFW, American Legion Post 86 and the Elks Club.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.
Surviving are four daughters, Sandy (Terry) Henderson of Sawyer, Linda (Larry) Young of Welden Springs, Mo., Patty (Steve) Bowe of Medicine Lodge, and Connie (Darryl) Meier of Pratt; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Hickman of Staunton, Va.
Brownie was preceded in death by his wife; three brothers, Daniel, Kenneth, and Roy; two sisters, Ellen and Elizabeth; and an infant son.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary with Pastor Tom Walters officiating. Burial will be in Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, with military honors by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Pratt Area Humane Society or the American Legion in care of Larrison Mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.