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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
R. Gordon Brown

R. Gordon Brown

Thursday, July 21st, 1938 - Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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R. Gordon Brown, 80, of Franklin, IN passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born July 21, 1938 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN to Raymond Chalmers Brown and Sara E. (Spargur) Brown. He married Sandra J. (Justice) Brown on February 10, 1962 at Tabernacle Christian Church in Franklin, IN, she preceded him in death on April 24, 2012.
Gordon graduated from Franklin Community High School in 1956. He was a United States Army Veteran from 1957 until 1959, spending 18 of those months at the NATO Headquarters in Paris, France. In 1960 he started his career at Franklin Bank and Trust retiring in 1991 as Sr. Vice President of Consumer Loans. During his “semi-retirement” years, he worked at Holbrook Manufacturing and Bradley Chevrolet. He was a 49 year member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge #107, 52 year member of the Franklin American Legion Post #205, and a 54 year member of the Franklin Elks Lodge #1818. He enjoyed golf outings and time with his high school classmates, his daily breakfast club, watching any kind of sport on TV, attending his grandchildren’s events, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his daughter Deb Brown-Nally (Tony) of Franklin, IN; a son Stephen Brown of Franklin, IN; grandchildren Mark Nally, Brad Nally, Sara Brown, and Alivia Brown and Sara and Alivia’s mother Anji Brown all of Franklin, IN; and a sister Betsy Wanko (Joe) of Noblesville, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother David Brown.
A service will be conducted on Friday April 26, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. Friends may call Thursday April 25, 2019 from 4-8PM at the mortuary where Franklin Masonic Lodge #107 will conduct a Masonic Service at 8PM. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by Franklin American Legion Post #205. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Franklin Elks Lodge 1818 Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 354, Franklin, IN, 46131. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    Address
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31)
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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    Franklin Masonic Lodge #107 will conduct a Masonic Service at 8PM.
  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    Address
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31))
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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  • Interment

    Location
    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Address
    100 W. South Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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    Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors conducted by Franklin American Legion Post #205.

Affiliations

  • American Legion
  • Elks Lodge
  • Masonic Lodge
  • US Army

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Eva & Dan Poe

Posted at 12:57pm
Betsy, Stephen, Debbie, and families, We were sorry to learn of Gordon's passing and we send our condolences. We remember the ole' days of family reunions and the good times. Dan especially remembers after moving back to Franklin the talks they had at the end of the day. Good times. May the memories also be with all of you and your families. Love and Peace, Dan & Eva Poe
 

Deb Brown-Nally Posted at 10:25pm

Thank you so much for sharing.

Martha Filla

Posted at 11:28am
To a wonderful neighbor! Your neighbors and friends at Franklin Park Village
 

Deb Brown-Nally Posted at 10:25pm

He loved his neighborhood!
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Bill Marlin

Posted at 07:48pm
RIP Gordon. Thank you for walking some miles with me.
 

Deb Brown-Nally Posted at 10:26pm

Thank you for the beautiful flowers! Much love!
WM

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