Oscar Brown

Friday, November 21, 2008

MCCLURE, Ill. -- Oscar Overton Brown, 103, of McClure died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at his home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1905, at Devil's Island, Ill., son of Elzie and Bessie Catherine Presley Brown. He and Peggy Ford were married July 27, 1982, in Wickliffe, Ky.

Brown worked in construction, building bridges, roads and commercial buildings. He also worked for Caterpillar Co. in Chicago. After retiring he owned Pop's Tin Inn Bar in Olmsted, Ill.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Laura Wright of McClure, Ella Nally of Dongola, Mo.; a sister, Mary Bridgeman of Manito, Ill.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Joyce officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery in McClure.