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Ray DeVere Brown

August 2, 1944 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Ray DeVere Brown, age 77, of Cassopolis, Michigan, died peacefully Saturday, October 23, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family. 

His life began August 2, 1944 in Cassopolis, Michigan, the second of four children born to Leon and Bernice Brown.  He married Judy Ann Jesswein December 27, 1969 in Cassopolis, Michigan.           

Ray served his country in the United States Navy from 1965 until 1969, as a Petty Officer Second Class.  He enjoyed Allis Chalmers tractors, driving his Haflinger horses, and farming in his earlier years.  During the daytime, Ray could always be found in one of the local Cassopolis restaurants with a cup of coffee, pontificating on various topics with the other locals.           

Ray will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Judy Brown of Cassopolis; three daughters, Brandy (Steve) Westphal of Three Rivers, Bonnie (Jason) Garwood of Carabelle, Florida, Tina (Geoff) Grossman of Milford; three sons, Artie Brown of New York, New York, LJ Brown of Cassopolis, GW Brown of Dowagiac; two granddaughters; Marcy and Casey Grossman; one brother, Roger (Linda) Brown of Midland; one sister, Della Sue (Dennis) Wooden of Cassopolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Brown.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. in Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. 

Mr. Brown will be laid to rest in Dailey Cemetery.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Ray be made to the First Church of God, 21083 Spencer Road, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis.  Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Funeral Service
Wednesday
October 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Please note
Mr. Brown will be laid to rest in Dailey Cemetery.
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