Jerome “Alvin” Brown, 74, of Bonne Terre died Sept. 16, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Brown was a retired sheet metal worker and had had worked at Boeing for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America and the American Quarter Horse Association. He spent hours riding, training, and working with horses. He also enjoyed gardening and target shooting. Born May 23, 1946, in Potosi, he was the son of Ruby (Harper) Brown of Potosi and the late Julius Stephen Brown.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years: Janet E. (Blake) Brown of Bonne Terre; a daughter: Allean (Michael) Horn of Pevely; five brothers: Daniel (Darla) Brown of St. Clair, Julius “Doody” (Diane) Brown of Park Hills, Leroy (Faye) Brown of Valles Mines, Kenny (Carla) Brown of De Soto and Rick (Judy) Brown of Hillsboro; three sisters: Pauline (Paul) Harrison of Valles Mines, Leona (Ray) Skaggs of Valles Mines and Ruby “Sissy” Brown of Potosi; three grandchildren: Madelyne (Colin Osia) Eye, Austin (Heather Sugars) Horn and Brady Horn; a great-grandchild: Cayden Osia; and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter: Lesley Brown; and a brother: Bobby Brown.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18) at Mahn Funeral Home, 900 N. Main St., in De Soto. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 19) at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Marty Harrison. Burial with full military honors will be in Festus Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, 15253 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74116. Arrangements are under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home.