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Obituary: Richard A. Brown, Columbus

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Richard A. Brown, 68, of Columbus, IN, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 28, 2013. He was born January 3, 1945, in Saco, ME.

He served in the U.S. Army for eight years and had worked as an accounts manager for Superior Building Services, as a supervisor for NTN in Columbus, and as a manager at McDonald’s in Franklin, IN. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus and was active in the Columbus Area Emmaus Community.

Richard was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother and a child of the One True God. He will be remembered for his hospitality and kindness to friends and strangers alike. His life was a true reflection of Christian love to all he came in contact with.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Josephine Wormwood; sisters, Trudy and Judy Wormwood; and brothers, Allen and Dale Wormwood.

Richard is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen; sons, Richard A. Brown II (Karen) and Grant A. Brown (Heather); daughters, Amy C. Northrop (Robert) and Emily L. Tingley (David); grandchildren, Arianna E. Northrop, Elizabeth L. Tingley, Samuel D. Tingley, Landon A. Brown,and Cooper A. Brown; brothers, Donald Wormwood (Priscilla), David Wormwood, Robert Brown (Margaret), James Simpson, and Bruce Simpson; and sisters, Gale Wormwood, Sharon Cline (Michael).

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Edmondson, with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Columbus for “The NOEL Project,” Resurgence Church in Evansville, IN, or Deaconess Hospice.

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