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James "Jim" E. Brown

June 20, 1966 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 55)

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James E. “Jim” Brown, 55, of Homosassa, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born in Chicago, IL on June 20, 1966, to the late Phillip Brown and Bertha (Caldwell) Miller, who survives.

Jim is also survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Bethann Brown; children, Phillip James (Ambrielle) Brown and Rena Ann Brown; grandchildren, Cameron Brown, Gracie Brown, Harper Brown, and one on the way; and sisters, Kathy Williams and Phyllis (Mark) Clark. He is preceded in death by his father.

Friends and Family are called to gather for a visitation on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 4-8 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. in Elkhart. Service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with an hour prior from 10-11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow the service at Olive Cemetery in Elkhart. Memorial donations may be given to the donor’s choice or to The Brown Family College Fund for Jim’s grandchildren.

Jim, JB, Jimmy, Jim Ed, Downtown Jimmy Brown, or however he was lovingly known, was a caring and selfless man who would put others first before himself. He was married to the love of his life, Bethann Uhlenberg, on June 17, 1985, and worked at Haulmark Motor Coach in Elkhart for many years. Jim was loved by his many friends and would participate in the occasional “health and safety” inspections at the local Hooters. He was an excellent stock car racer and was well known throughout the local motor Speedway circuit. In 2014, Jim was inducted into the Michiana Racing Hall of Fame in South Bend. He was full of surprises and enjoyed going on cruises with his wife and surprising her with thoughtful gifts throughout the years. Jim would even surprise his friends with gifts to show them he was thinking of them and appreciated their friendship. He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all the people he has impacted.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Visitation
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Burial Immediately Following
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

Olive East Cemetery

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