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Saturday July 24th, 2021
1:30pm - 2:00pm

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Saturday July 24th, 2021

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Jack A Brown

Jack A. Brown, of Portage, formerly of Plainwell and Vicksburg, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the age of 91. Jack was born on July 24, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Sabert and Leslie (Truitt) Brown. On January 4, 1949 Jack married the love of his life, Ethlyn Miller and together they had three children: Janet, Lois, and Bill. Jack worked for over 40 years in Parchment for KVP as a machinist. In his spare time, he loved to fish at his lake cottage. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, hunting and sports in general. Jack’s family will remember him as loving, mellow, humble, social and an overall friendly person. Jack and Ethlyn have had a special friendship with Bud and Marilyn Bekken for over 70 years. Jack is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ethlyn; three children: Janet (Warren) Wright, of Vicksburg; Lois (Derry) Sanford, of Vicksburg; Bill (Cindy) Brown, of Plainwell; six grandchildren: Laura (Mike), Doug (Chad), Thomas (Beth), Jacob (Bethany), Jodi (Dennis), Chad; 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24th at 2pm at the Main Street Pub in Vicksburg. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1pm. While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Jack’s guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with his family. Those who wish may make contributions to the Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. The Brown family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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Janet, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I was only a kid, but I remember him and your mom and dad really well. We camped out at oak shores. And that family picture on the back deck. So many pot luck memories

Ashley Feb 4 2021 3:53 PM

Rest in peace Jack, Youre in my thoughts.

Tim Russell Feb 1 2021 12:30 PM

Our love and prayers to Jack's family. He was a kind man and always a beautiful, happy smile when we saw him at Derry and Lois's. Uncle Bud and Auntie Betty

Betty Sanford Jan 28 2021 6:40 PM

Janet, we are so sorry to hear about your Father, Jack. Praying for your family! ~ The James Gang (Lester, Kathy, Bill, Russ, Dennis & Families)

Kathy James-Sparks Jan 28 2021 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Brown

Lynn &SallyLukins Jan 27 2021 9:26 PM

My heart and love go out to our family and friends. May God comfort us in this sad time. Uncle Jack you shall be missed by many. All my love, Priscilla

Priscilla Noggle-Kalmer Jan 27 2021 11:33 AM

I remember "Uncle Jack" as I knew him through Grandma Brown. He was a Happy and kind gentleman. Sending prayers for all of his family and I know he will be missed by many.

Jackie (Hohler) Williams Jan 27 2021 8:11 AM

Jack was a kind and gentle man. I always enjoyed time spent talking and visiting with Jack. He lived a wonderfully long life and leaves behind a big family (and many friends) who will miss him like I will.

Michael O'Neill Jan 26 2021 11:46 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Jack and am thinking of you all at this difficult time. He and my dad were such good buddies and spent lots of years together at the mill, riding back and forth to work together and always there to lend each other a hand. Jack and Ethlyn were such great neighbors and wonderful friends of my parents. I have so many good memories of Orchard and Roberts streets. He will be missed. Bob and Linda (Pierce) Cooley

Bob and Linda (Pierce) Cooley Jan 26 2021 10:25 PM

Jack and Ethlyn owned the cottage next door to my parents on Guernsey Lake many years ago. Lots of fun memories from those days. Sincere condolences to Janet , Warren and all the family. Ken Jancarz

Ken Jancarz Jan 26 2021 9:33 PM

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