David A. Brown, 64, formerly of Lenox went to be with the Lord Monday, March 16, 2020, with his family by his side in Washington. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Open visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Due to the Covid-19 virus there is no scheduled family time during the visitation, and as per the Governor’s mandate we are limited to only 10 people in the building at one time. Memorials may be given in Dave’s name. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Born in Corning Feb. 13, 1956, Dave was the son of Harlan and Zelma Brown. He graduated from Lenox High School with the Class of 1974. He was married to Lora Dukes in 1976. They bought an acreage just outside of town where he enjoyed raising his children, farming, auctioneering, and he spent the majority of his career in sales positions throughout Taylor County but ultimately settled in real-estate sales where he could still be involved in the farming he loved.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox for many years where he loved worshiping and serving through singing. Dave will be remembered for his fun sense of humor, his constant singing, and how he never knew a stranger. Dave was full of stories and loved to share it with anyone that wanted to listen, and sometimes even those that didn’t. He was a proud papa and loved pulling pranks, playing games, collecting pictures and hearing new stories from his grandkids.
Due to changes in his health, Dave moved to Washington, Iowa in 2015. He became very active in the United Presbyterian retirement home and would write songs and provide entertainment for residents. He met his current wife Connie at the retirement home.
He is survived by is wife Connie Brown of Mount Pleasant; three children: Lucas (Kelli) Brown of Washington and their children: Carson, Boden, Kipton, and Grayden; Tosha (Travis) Hart of Carroll and their children: Trinity, Trey, Taelyn, Nolan, and Holden; and Brock Brown of Bondurant and his children: Brock and Lexi; a step-daughter Lex (Bryce) Brinning of Cedar Rapids; three brothers: Larry (Maryanne) Brown of Culpepper, Virginia, Denny (Carol) Brown of Sharpsburg, and Tom (Jenny) Brown of Dearborn, Missouri.
Dave is preceded in death by both of his parents, his sister Barb Day, all of his grandparents and many other loved ones.
Dave will be missed by his entire family.
The memories shared throughout the years
will remain in our hearts forever.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.