Robert Louis Brown, Jr., 74, of Abilene, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Brownwood.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at Crews Cemetery in Runnels County, with Pastor Wes Terry officiating. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.
Robert was born May 22, 1947, in Champaign, Illinois, first born to Robert Louis Brown, Sr. and Elizabeth (Hobbs) Brown. He graduated from High School in Bushy Park, England. He married Patricia Carol Newsom in Abilene on March 4, 2009. Robert retired from Mrs. Baird’s Bakery after 29 years.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Wanda Brown in 2006.
Robert is survived by his wife Carol Brown; children, Astasia Rebhan and husband Brad, and James Brown; several grandchildren, Austin, Samantha, Orian, Olin and Oriana; siblings, Julia Bram and husband Willie, Peggy Tyrone and husband Anthony, Richard Brown and wife Tandi, and Arthur Brown and wife Suzanne.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.