Brown and Aletha Grant were married Oct. 26, 1947, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, by the Rev. Walter Keisker.
The Browns have two children; Don (Marilyn) Brown of Jackson, and Tina (Bill) Presser of Cape Girardeau. They have four grandchildren, Heather (Wade) Bartels and Nathan (Brittany) Brown of Jackson and Brent (Mandie) Presser and Mark Presser of Cape Girardeau. The Browns also have five great-grandchildren, Nolan and Holden Bartles and Joel, Lydia and Ari Brown.