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Lyle D. Brown

June 19, 1937 — November 6, 2016

Lyle Davis Brown, 79, of Alexis, died unexpectedly at 10:23 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

He was born June 19, 1937 in Smithshire, IL, the son of Paul Ellis and Loma (Spence) Brown. He was raised and educated in Biggsville, IL, and graduated from Biggsville High School in 1955.

Lyle married Sandra Sue Burk on June 28, 1958 at the Monmouth Christian Church, she survives.

Lyle worked for more than 30 years as a truck driver for Service Transportation Lines Trucking, Rock Island, IL, he later worked as a machine operator at Midwest Fiber in Viola, IL, for 20 years, and most recently at HyVee in Galesburg, IL, for the past 10 years. He was a member of Alexis United Presbyterian Church and the Viola Lions Club. He enjoyed wood working and socializing.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Sandra Brown of Alexis, IL, his children; Marty (Betty) Brown, of Byron Center, MI, Chris (Cynthia) Brown of Alexis, Raymond (Ginny) Brown of Viola, IL, Diane (Steve) Nelson of Aledo, IL, and Steve (Cynthia) Brown of Great Mills, MD. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Lola McVey of Galesburg, IL; one brother, Cecil (Patsy) Brown of Raritan, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter, Montreece Mitchell.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at Alexis United Presbyterian Church, Alexis. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials can be made to Alexis United Presbyterian Church. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit, .

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