David Joe Brown, 77, Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo.
David was born in Chanute on August 16, 1934, the son of Raymond E. and Katherine M. Bartholomew Brown. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1954.
He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles during the Korean Conflict.
After his military service he began working for The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at Wellington. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor.
David is survived by his siblings, Dolores A. Goodnough, Rowland Heights, Calif., Karen K. Griffith and her husband, Von, El Dorado, Phyllis J. Truster, Pittsburg, Ralph R. Brown and his wife, Martha, Erie, Katherine M. Stanislaus and her husband, Don, Chanute; one sister-in-law Donna Brown Colston, Chanute; one brother-in-law Edward Schoonover, Chanute; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Fred Raymond Brown and Max Steven Brown, one sister, Araminta Schoonover; and one brother-in-law, Larry Goodnough.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at the First Christian Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America and may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.