Frank & Bright Funeral Home

« Return to Obituaries | Print

Dustin Brown

Mar 24th, 1982 - Aug 28th, 2023

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: 


Cheri Cook

Feb 23, 1949 - May 24, 2024

Carolyn Scott

Oct 4, 1948 - May 20, 2024

Brad Long

Aug 2, 1978 - May 9, 2024

Adam Williams

Mar 27, 1987 - May 7, 2024

James Greenwood

Aug 9, 1962 - May 4, 2024




Sue Crum

August 30th

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.

Payton Bailey

August 31st

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.

Bryan & Lori Draper

August 31st

Prayers of comfort for family and friends.

Jason Edwards

August 31st

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

Cheryl Wall

September 5th

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.

Carolyn Lake

September 1st

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.

Bryan Harrington

September 12th

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.



Pat Murphy
Marlene Ellison
Kim Angle
Jodi Chaney Callahan
Bill and Cindy Deimel
Anna Weidner
Nikole, Megan, Wyatt & Wrenley Steber
Dorothy Douthit
Quinn Miller
Lori vaughn
Rita Haines
Bryan & Lori Draper
Lisa Britton
Norm&Dena Bissey
Natalie Buss
Carolyn Dodge Lake
Mark &Karen Jones
Mark &Karen Jones
Cheryl Wall
Kimberly Bower
Heather Zorn
Bryan Harrington


Write a Condolence

Share Obituary


Light a Candle

Select a candle tribute and enter your name (or names) below. Click "Light Candle" when completed.

Choose a Candle

Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
Fax: (618) 662-4600
Email: [email protected]

Receive "First Notice" Updates

Enter your email address below to receive updates when new obituary notices are posted to our website