Obituary for William "Austin" Brown

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William "Austin" Brown

October 24, 1945 - June 17, 2012

William "Austin" Brown, age 66 passed away on Sunday morning, June 17, 2012 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a resident of Brown County.

Austin was born October 24, 1945 in Martinsville to the late William Edward & Mildred Mae (Sanders) Brown. He married his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Linda D. (Beaver) Brown on April 20, 1968 at the Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Martinsville. She survives.

Austin is also survived by his children: Glenda (fiancé, Tom Bailey) Brown of Brown County and William E. (wife, Judy) Brown of Freedom. He will be remembered by his mother in law: Ann Belle Beaver of Nashville; his sister: Alice Marie Shaw of Franklin; four grandchildren & four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Fox-Mulvey and a sister: Nedra Joan Brown.

Austinwas a 1964 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to serve his country as a Specialist 4 with the United State Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 2006 as a Machine Operator for Navistar after 31 years of service. Austin was the past chief & held most other offices within the Fruitdale Fire Company Station #3 in Brown County. He also was a certified Fire Instructor & Fire Inspector. Austin was a member of the Indiana Volunteers Fire Fighters Association, the Morgantown Baptist Church and the Brown County American Legion. He was a former member of the EMT Association, Red Cross & the Civil Defense all of Brown County.

The Rev. Mike Young will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am, Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home along with an Indiana Volunteer Fire Fighters Assoc. Memorial Service. Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park in Martinsville with military graveside rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Austin the Fruitdale Fire Co. Station #3, 5200 State Road 135, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Brown family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: October 24, 1945
Died: June 17, 2012

Condolences for William Brown

Rusty Young posted on 1/1/00

Linda and family: My parents called to tell me last night of Austin's homegoing. I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. There's a peace in knowing where he is now and knowing that he is whole and well, again. Even with that knowledge, I know that you will miss him terribly, though. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Beverley Weaver Rossell posted on 1/1/00

Upward of 500 followers of Christ watched him ascend into heaven. The resurrection hope is a reality, guaranteed by Almighty God who cannot lie. Austin is only asleep in death, like Lazarus was, before Jesus resurrected him. I believe Austin was one of my classmates in Morgantown Elementary. May the peace of God that excels all thought protect your minds and hearts during this painful time.


julie zimmer posted on 1/1/00

May you find the strength you need in these difficult times. God bless your family. Thank you Austin for your service to fire and Ems...


Roger Brown posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to learn of Austin's passing. It is a shame that family does not seem to keep in contact with each other any more. Please know that you are in our thoughts and Prayers. May you find comfort in your memories. I am Mont & Ruth Brown's grandson, Floyd and Ruby Brown's son.