Leslie "Les" Brown Obituary
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Leslie "Les" Brown Jr.

May 13, 1927 - October 24, 2013
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Leslie (Les) Brown Jr., 86, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, in the St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. Les was born May 13, 1927, in Terre Haute, to John Leslie and Bertha Ellen (McDaniel) Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents. Less was a 1945 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, where he was a member of the Basketball, Baseball, and Track teams. Les also attended Indiana State University and was a member of the Basketball and Track teams before joining the Phillies (AAA) Baseball league as a Pitcher. Les was retired from Wabash Fibre Box Co., where he worked for 28 years as the Human Resources...
Leslie (Les) Brown Jr., 86, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, in the St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. Les was born May 13, 1927, in Terre Haute, to John Leslie and Bertha Ellen (McDaniel) Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents. Less was a 1945 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, where he was a member of the Basketball, Baseball, and Track teams. Les also attended Indiana State University and was a member of the Basketball and Track teams before joining the Phillies (AAA) Baseball league as a Pitcher.

Les was retired from Wabash Fibre Box Co., where he worked for 28 years as the Human Resources Manager and Purchasing Agent. Les was a member of Maplewood Christian Church, a 50 year member of the Elks Lodge #86, a lifetime member of the Terre Haute Marine Corps #471, and American Legion Post #104.

Les was an avid golfer for many, many years and loved sports. He was a friend to all. Less was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Les is survived by his wife of 55 years, Benita (Woodard) Brown of Terre Haute; their children, daughter Libby (Brown) Busard and son-in-law Lyman(Butch) Busard of Greenwood, Indiana, son Timothy (Tim) Brown and daughter-in-law Cheryl (Boyll) Brown of Terre Haute. Les is also survived by 2 grandchildren and their spouses, grandson Kyle Busard and his wife Ashley (Chaney) Busard and granddaughter Karly (Busard) Ilbrink and her husband Jordan Ilbrink all of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Services will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, on Monday, October 28, 2013, at 11:30 am. Visitation will be Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 4-7 pm, and Monday from 10:30 am until the service. Pastor Craig Wininger will be officiating. A special thanks to the members of the Elks Lodge #86 for their remembrance ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Maplewood Christian Church, 2000 N. 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47804.
Online condolences may be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

"Benita, sorry for the loss of Les. He was always a friend to me even when he was at Tech and I will miss him. Keep your chin up and as you know life goes..."

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