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“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
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“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT. PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
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“I knew Buddy since I started working at the Dept. of Public Works in 1997. I got to interact with him more when we moved to our new building on S....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy Hutchison - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Emma and family,Our deepest sympathy on the death of Buddy. He was a pleasure to meet and greet at the Bishop and Brown family gatherings....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Martha and Bob Schinderle - MI

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
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“To "Buddy's Family" We are both saddened to hear of Buddy's passing. He was a long time friend and co- worker, always enjoyed his stories, humor,...Read More »
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“Before meeting Julie's brother, I knew nothing about Coke collections, model trains , or what mellow means in a genuine human being. All that changed...Read More »
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Justin C. "Buddy" Brown, 76, of Battle Creek, died April 3, 2019. Buddy was born February 9, 1943 in Battle Creek to Justin and Bea (Wells) Brown. He graduated from Battle Creek Central and worked as an equipment operator for the city of Battle Creek for 38 years, retiring in 2012.

Buddy loved tinkering with things in the yard and in the house. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and collecting toy trains, antique toys and Coca-Cola Memorabilia.

Buddy married Emma McCowan on June 25, 1970, who survives. Also surviving are their two children, Jackie Huls and Ruthann Brown; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Behnke and Julie (Bob) Niles and a brother-in-law, Craig Bishop.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tom Brown; a son-in-law, Jon Huls; a sister, Jan Bishop and a great-grandson, Travis Brown.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services to celebrate Buddy's life will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 8th, at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Ryan Wolford. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Heart Association or First Church of the Nazarene. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.