Ray L. Brown


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.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in the Dogwood Chapel at Ford & Young Funeral Home in Perryville.
Masonic Service at noon, followed by Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. with Deacon Direk Hunt officiating.
Entombment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in the Mary Queen of All Saints Mausoleum in Perryville.
Memorial contributions may be given to National Kidney Foundation or Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandyoungfuneralhome.com.
Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.