Virgil L. “Bud” Brown, 80, died at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at his residence in Mt. Olive. He was born on June 13, 1940, in Litchfield, the son of Virgil and Lela Bigham Brown.
He attended Mt. Olive Schools and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the class of 1958. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Virgil was an avid photographer and enjoyed his blues music. He loved spending time with his friends at the “Crossroads”.
On October 8, 1966, he married Betty J, Adams who he was married to for 56 years, Betty survives. Also surviving is one son, David W. Brown and his wife Jamie of Mt. Olive; two sisters, Georgia Weidler and husband Kenny, and Deanna Schultz both of Mt. Olive; and a brother, Kevin Brown of Springfield. Virgil has four grandchildren, Brandon Brown, Justin and Mindy Christian, and Jeffrey Brown, and three great-grandchildren, Darius (DJ) Brown, Brookelynn Brown, and Joseph Hubbard.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Lola Brown; a niece, Phyllis Crawford; and a nephew Michael Schultz.
Those of us left behind will celebrate his life knowing that he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by many.
No services are planned at this time. Becker & Son Funeral is in charge of arrangements.