Brown, Charles Emmett

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Private committal at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO


Charles Emmett Brown of Wentzville, MO, departed this life in O’Fallon, MO, on April 22, 2021, having reached the age of eighty-eight years, three months and eleven days. Charles was born in Lonedell, MO, on January 11, 1933, son of Emmett Elbert Brown and Inez A. Brown nee Robbins. On October 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to Carlyss June Butler and four children came to bless this union.

Charles is survived by three sons, Steven Brown and wife, Jane, of Wentzville, MO, Terry Brown and wife, Terry, of Wentzville and Charles A. Brown and wife, Jeanne, of O’Fallon, MO; by one daughter, Connie Brittain of Ballwin, MO; by three siblings, Ronald Brown and wife, Laura, and June Miller all of the state of WA, and Sharon Turner and husband, David, of Joplin, MO; by eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Inez Brown; by his wife, Carlyss Brown; by one brother, John W. Brown; by one sister, Theo Davis, and by one grandson, Jeremy Brown.

Charles was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. During his working career, he was employed as a baker at Mrs. Allison’s Cookie Company, retiring after about forty years of service. He enjoyed going hunting, gardening and working and landscaping his yard. Charles loved to travel and had lived in Florida for several years. He was an outgoing man that enjoyed helping others with whatever they needed done. What meant most to him was time spent with his family. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. The many precious memories they created will forever live in their hearts.

A kind and loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Raymond Laramore officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO.