Raymond Brown

Posted Online: April 11, 2014, 5:36 pm
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Raymond E. Brown, 66, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Antioch Baptist Church, Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour before services Tuesday. Burial with military honors will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island.
Raymond was born July 27, 1947, in Kingfisher, Okla., a son of Odell and Alma Harvey Brown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Raymond was employed for more than 30 years at John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline. He retired in 1995. After his retirement, he worked at Family Dollar and Dollar General, both in Rock Island, and also at LaQuinta Inn and Suites.
He was a member of UAW Local 865 and the Disabled American Veterans. Raymond enjoyed cooking, barbecuing, bowling and sports.
Survivors include his children (and spouse), Raymond Glass, Tina (Kevin) Glass-Lewis and Corey Brown, all of Rock Island; grandchildren, LaKia Bassett, Tykarra Lewis, Alexis Lewis and Ava Brown; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Cora Atkins, Rock Island, Barbara Woods, East Moline, Linda (Levernal) Nicholson, Rock Island, Vernita Ross, Davenport, Juanita (Bernard) Lacey, Rock Island, and Darla King, Rock Island; brothers, Earl Wayne (Margaret) Brown, Kingfisher, Orville (Michelle) Brown, Las Vegas, Nev., Timothy (Mozella) King, Watonga, Okla., Erwin King, Bettendorf, Eric King, East Moline, and Richard King, Rock Island; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Raymond was preceded in death by his father, Odell Brown; mother, Alma N. Brown King; stepfather, Eugene King; brother, Herschel Brown; sister, Maggie Hill; and two nieces, Bettina Lacey and Rosalind Hoye.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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