Horace E. Brown


Horace E. Brown, 89, of Franklin passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin.

Horace was born on March 28, 1932 in Johnson County, the son of Edgar and Mae (Thomas) Brown. He married Elaine V. Dormer in 1956 and she passed in 2005. He married Ruth (Weir) on June 9, 2007.

He went to Edinburgh Schools and later obtained his GED.

He retired from full-time Military, Army National Guard as a CW3, as a Quality Control Inspector at the maintenance facility at Camp Atterbury.

He was active in his church at Amity Baptist Church.

Horace enjoyed farming. He enjoyed the company of his friends. He will be missed by all who met him.

Horace is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Ruth (Wier) Brown; son, Steven (Jeanne); a daughter, Tammy (Joe) Boat; two grandchildren, Melissa (LaBrian) Wells, in Louisiana and Stephanie (Chris) Hendley, in Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Makinley Wells, Langston Wells, Levi Wells and Ruby Hendley, and a sister, Rosemary (Robert) Thompson, in Columbus. He was preceded in passing by his first wife, Elaine V. Brown; his parents, Edgar and Mae Brown; and his siblings, Carl, Ralph, William, Barbara, Phillip, Donald and Walter.

Mike Crockett will conduct a celebration of Horace’s life on Friday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin with visitation on Friday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. to time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be received to the family at www.flinnmaguire.net.