David A. Brown

Sept. 9, 1942-Nov. 26, 2019


David A. Brown, 77, of Center Point passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born Sept. 9, 1942, in Clay County, the son of Radford and Floy Oberholtzer Brown. He graduated from Bowling Green High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in civil engineering.

On June 13, 1964, he was united in marriage to Elaine Sue Spelbring Brown. David was a lifelong member of the Bowling Green United Methodist Church and served for over 40 years as a lay minister with the United Methodist Church. He served as pastor of the Staunton United Methodist Church. He served on the United Methodist Camp Board and received the Distinguished Volunteer Award from the Christian Camping International.

David served in the Army National Guard. He was a volunteer fireman with the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the board of directors for the Western Indiana Credit Union and on the Clay County 4-H Council. He helped with the design and construction of the Clay County Fairgrounds. David received the Clay City High School Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018. David was an engineer for the Pfizer plant in Terre Haute until his retirement as well as a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: his wife, Elaine Brown; daughter Kimberly (Michael) Day of Iowa; son Chad (Mary) Brown of Center Point; grandchildren, Courtney Brown, Clay Brown, Michael Day II, Lauren Day, Robert Day and David Day; brother William (Moyra) Brown of Scotland; sister Jane (Carl) Steiner of Waveland; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Lawson-Miller Chapel in Brazil. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Zurcher officiating.


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