Paul J. "Bud" Brown Jr., 90, of Decatur passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born in Morgan County to Paul and Evelyn Brown. Mr. Brown was an Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of five Bronze Stars. He was a lifelong resident of Decatur and member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Brown's family was the first family of undertakers in Morgan County, opening Calvin Brown Undertakers and Embalmers in 1855. Until his illness, as of this month, he was still taking care of the deceased of Morgan County.
Mr. Brown is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Kilgore Brown; and his sister, Peggy Fite. He is survived by his sons, Calvin J. Brown and his wife, Judy, and Jeffrey L. Brown, and his wife, Bebe; four grand- children, Julia Brown, Paul J. "Pete" Brown III, Jordan Brown and Carlton Brown.
Funeral service will be Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Sandra Locke Godbey, Reverend Dr. Rudy Guess and Reverend Dr. Kenneth A. Dunivant officiating. Burial will follow in Decatur City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers will be Pete Brown, Pete Fite, Larry Fite, Gerald Newsom, Pat Hennessy, Kenneth Thomas, Dick Wilder, Doug Hamilton, Tommy Loyd, Martin Agnew and Paul Stanley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Bolan, Bill Fite, Drew Stanley, Peter Wasmer and Reverend Dr. Terry Greer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church.