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Russell Brown

October 25, 1950 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 69)


Loving Husband, Father and Grandpa

Russell R. Brown, 69, of Rockford, went to be with the Lord on April 18, 2020 after a long battle of tonsil cancer.  Born to Richard and Charlene Brown on October 25, 1950.  Russ was a graduate of Guilford High.  He married Sharon Lawson on July 28, 1979.  Russ was employed at Textron as a CNC Programmer, then went on to remodel homes.  Russ enjoyed fixing things and loved spending time cooking for his entire family and extended family.  He had a passion for any kind of fishing and NASCAR racing.  Russ attended Heartland Church.  Russ could not express enough the love and gratitude he felt for his cancer support transportation team-Glenn, Wayne and Greg Lawson.  The family would also like to extend their appreciation for all of the staff at Heartland Hospice for making Russ’s journey a comfortable one. 

Lovingly survived by his wife, Sharon; sons, Kenneth Briggs and Patrick Brown, both of Rockford; grandchildren, Dominic (Jordan), Brayton, Skyler, Ashlynn and Clayton Briggs, MacKenzie and Matthew Brown; great-grandchildren, Allistair Briggs; sister, Bev Thorne; faithful dog, Luchy and several nieces and nephews and a host of extended friends and family.  Preceded in death by sons, Matthew and Andrew Brown.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no services will be held at this time.  Family is planning a memorial to be held at a later date.  Please visit: to extend a condolence or to share a story about Russ with the family.

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