A service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. today, at the First Assembly of God, 1811 18th St., Bettendorf. He will be laid to rest at Davenport Memorial Park near his beloved daughter. Memorials may be made to the family. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born Jan. 16, 1948, in Seymour, Iowa, the son of Lester and Helen Cutler Brown. Bill was united in marriage to Priscilla L. Spencer in Seymour on Dec. 4, 1976.
He worked as a hotline mill operator at the Alcoa Company, retiring after 32 years of faithful service.
Bill was a "people person" who loved the times he spent with his beloved family and many friends. In addition, he was an avid mushroom hunter who taught many others how to find the wonderful and hard-to-find morel mushroom. Ford Mustangs were a favorite of Bill's, and he spent many hours in the garage restoring and working on his car. He also was ready and willing to help others with whatever was needed.
His Savior, Jesus Christ, was the guiding force and strength in Bill's life. When given the opportunity, Bill loved to share the story of how his faith changed his life and how others could come to know the Lord as well.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Priscilla; his daughters, Missy (Mikel) Cary, Surprise, Ariz., Antionia Rees, Bettendorf, Helena Blakney, Surprise, and Rebecca (Zach) Bollinger, Silvis; his sons, Christopher (Della) Brown, Minnesota, Matthew Brown, Minnesota and Joshua (Lindsey) Brown, LeClaire; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchild; his sister, Rosemary Powders, Seymour, Iowa; his brother, Larry (Carol) Brown, Seymour; his son-in-law, Jerry Felsing, Walcott, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jimmy Brown; and his daughter, LuCretia Felsing in 2008.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by viewing his obituary at McGinnis-Chambers.com.
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