Ray L. Brown, 85, of Perryville passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Independence Care Center in Perryville.
He was born June 12, 1937 in Kaskaskia Island, IL to Jack Gladwell and Uva Mary (Klein) Brown.
Ray and Gloria J. (Feltz) Brown were married March 5, 1960 in Chester, IL.
He began working as a carpenter and advanced to a Millwright. The highlight of his career was working on the St. Louis Arch and Metrolink Light Rail.
Ray was a member of the Perry County Saddle Club, Saline Masonic Lodge #226, American Legion Booster Club and St. Louis Carpenters Union Local #2214.
He loved spending time with his family, enjoyed riding his horses, playing cards and especially traveling with the love of his life Gloria. Together, they made it to forty eight states and all seven continents.
Survivors include daughter, Candy Brown - Migneco (husband Victor Migneco) of Maryland Heights, MO; son, Dr. Randy G. Brown (life partner Darla Lasters - Pobst) of Sunrise Beach, MO; brother, Dale (Joan) Brown of St. Mary, MO; sister, Alberta (Roland) Trautman of Farmington, MO; five grandchildren, Lucas (Yuka) Migneco, Joshua Migneco, Taylor Brown, Cortney Brown, Afton Brown; one great granddaughter, Ivy Joy Scott.