William Joseph “Bill” Brown, 66, was called home on October 6,2019 at his home. He was born on May 11, 1953 in Greencastle to the late William Franklin and Barbara Ann (Sears) Brown. Bill graduated from Greencastle High School in the class of 1971. He was an avid songwriter and enjoyed playing guitar for his family and friends. Bill loved meeting people and his career in aviation gave him the opportunity to do that. He was employed by ABX Air in Ohio from 1985-2010 as the Director of Technical Sales and Aircraft Engine Procurement. Bill traveled extensively, not only domestically but internationally as well. He hosted the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference even in Chicago in 2008.
Several years after retiring, William moved back to his native Indiana to be closer to his family and friends, always staying in touch with the many friends he made during the course of his career. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Ruth and his former wife and mother of his two children, Carol.
Bill is survived by his wife, Deborah of Clinton; son, Christopher of Clinton; daughter, Katie of San Diego; three sisters, Bonnie (David) Callahan of Reelsville, Peggy (David) McCullough of Reelsville, and Janet (Harold) Rumple of Prairie Creek; a step-sister, Shirlee (Dale) Roahrig or Martinsville; sister-in-law, Julia (Philip) McFarland and brother-in-law, William Simpson of Terre Haute. Bill will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Wabash Valley for their support and care. Special appreciation to Lori and Mary his nurses, and to Jennifer his Aide.
A celebration of life will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday October 25, 2019 at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil. The family will accept friends on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.
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