William Gene (Trapper) Brown, 82, of Boonville, Indiana, entered rest on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 27, 1939 in Evansville Indiana to Clifford (Brownie) and Mary Brown. He attended Mount Carmel high school where he played basketball, football, and track. He worked for Ashland Oil as a Transporter/Gauger. He later retired from Allendale Gravel Company as a Dredge Operator. He enjoyed being a member of the American Legion, Elks, Moose, VFW Auxiliary, and the Eagles where he could be found drinking Crown and dancing to Patsy Cline. Nothing was more important to him than his family, aside from maybe golf.
He was married to Darlene Brown for 42 years. He was an amazing loving father to children Terri (Brown) Wiger, Jim Alka (Susan), Carin Brown, Billy Brown (Ranell), and Teresa Duncombe (Kenny). Once his grandchildren, Mike Wiger (Kacey), Whitney Like (Kasey), Marvin Kimmel, Jesse Brown and Cami Timberlake were born he spoiled, guided, and entertained them. He later had four great grandchildren who adored and admired him. As a husband, father, and friend he was always a source of smiles and wisdom, he touched many lives in his lifetime.
Bill enjoyed golf and was found spending his free time at the Mount Carmel and Okeechobee golf courses. He will be missed by his sister in law, Carolyn, his nieces, a nephew and his many friends in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and Buckhead Ridge, Florida. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack Brown and Bud Brown, sisters in law, Marilyn Brown, Ellen Brown, as well as his son Marvin Matchett.
Per his wishes the family will be having a private gathering to celebrate his life. Any condolences can be sent to Darlene Brown at 611 Poplar Street Boonville Indiana 47601.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Kay Lynn Kleinschmidt says
He will be greatly missed and always loved. Always plenty of laughs around Trapper. He was a great friend to us. RIP, Trapper.
Shirley Dery says
Thoughts and Prayers to you Darlene and family.
Jim Rodgers says
Darlene, Faye and I are so heartbroken for you. Bill was a wonderful person and we know he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Please accept our sincere condolences. We love you.
Thankful for all the wonderful memories with your family. 💔❤
Dan Wood says
Our prayers and thoughts, to all his family and friends.
Memories are all we can cherish in these times.
May the hand of our Lord guide you each step of the way.
Susan and Dan Wood
Jon K. Chapman says
Darlene, He will be missed! Knew and liked all the Brown boys, and enjoyed their friendships. RIP.