George D. Brown, 83, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2017, surrounded by family at his home. He worked for Looney’s Truck Service, managed the Conoco Station in McPherson, and was a retired farmer.

George was born on July 16, 1934, in Ellis County, the son of Clarence Phillip and Bertha Marie (Riedel) Brown. He attended Wickersham Grade School and graduated from McPherson High School in 1952, where he played football and the drums. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include: his companion, Agnes “Aggie” Reichert of McPherson; brother, Clarence Brown (Norma) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; aunts, Lucille Riedel of Russell, and Armella Schmidt of Hays; and nephews, Phil Brown of Memphis, Tennessee and Steve Brown of Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and faithful dalmatian dog, Ellie.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Father Hien Nguyen officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to McPherson Animal Shelter, Kansas Honor Flights, or St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.