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Funeral Ceremony: 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Ingraham Cemetery
Visitation: 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home
Dustin Lee Brown, age 41, of Olney, Illinois, passed away Monday afternoon, August 28, 2023, at his home after a hard-fought battle with esophageal cancer.
He was born March 24, 1982, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, the son of Robin Lee Brown and Myra Jane Murphy. He was united in marriage to Sara Ellen Stanley on November 26, 2004, in Decatur, and together they have shared 18 wedding anniversaries.
Dustin worked as a delivery driver for FedEx and later was a property manager for Brad Williams in Olney before being diagnosed with cancer. He lived to watch his children play sports, often officiating basketball and football games and umpiring baseball and softball games. He had a love for sports and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Cardinals beat the Cubs. Dustin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, cooking with Alexis, and enjoying a good meal.
He is survived by his wife: Sara Brown of Olney; 3 children: Alexis, Ashton, and Brayden Brown, all of Olney; father: Rob (Donna) Brown of Olney; paternal grandmother: Linda Brown of Olney; stepsister: Tasha (Mike) Briggs; stepbrother: Bobby (Megan) Brooks; 3 uncles: David (Amy) Murphy of Olney, Michael Murphy of Bridgeport, and Arron (Linda) Brown of Olney; 2 aunts: Pat Murphy of Teutopolis and Sheila Brown of Olney; special grand dogs: Gunner, Evie, and Nala; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother: Myra Adkins; maternal grandparents: Paul and Rosemary Murphy; and paternal grandfather: Larry Brown.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Ingraham Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
I loved listening to Dustin encourage the boys during games. My grandson, Cove, played on the All Star team with Brayden. Dustin would sit close to home plate and always quietly encouraged the boys.
I always remember what a smiley bubbly person Dustin was. He was the sweetest person to talk to. Still remember going to dinner with him and my mom one night at HVs. Prayers for his family. He was a beautiful person and will be missed.
Prayers of comfort for family and friends.
I'm so grateful and thankful to have meet Dustin when he worked at Franklin my thoughts and prayers and heart goes out to all of you RIP Dustin
Dustin has left us beautiful memories of watching him on the baseball field with his children and with our children. He had such patience and was a gentle giant with the baseball team. His 3 children are so precious and I know that he loved them so much. I will be praying for you all.
I met Dustin only once but he gave the impression that he was a very good person. My thoughts and prayers are with Sarah and the children. Love you dear.
Dustin was a beloved friend, he helped me get started reffing / umpiring. I am glad I was able to Reff with him this last season one more time. He will be missed out on the field. Dustin will never be forgotten. Cancer did not beat him, he beat cancer by how he lived! He loved to talk about his family and sports. He loved you all! This is not the end, until we meet again with our eternal father in heaven Jesus! I will continue to pray for all of your family.