John Louis Brown, Sr. passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the age of 96 years.
He is survived by his two sons: William W. Brown, Sr. and wife, Nancy, and Richard D. Brown and wife, Aiko, all of Lake Saint Louis, six grandchildren: William W. Brown, Jr., Matthew David Brown and wife, ChiMee, Blair Elizabeth Brown and husband, Ravi, Jacqueline Yumie Brown, Jennifer Ayumi Brown, and Richard Satoru Brown, three great-grandchildren: Aria, Ayden, Daisy Brown, other relatives, and many friends.
John Louis Brown was born February 11, 1925 in St. Louis; son of the late William Nick Brown, Sr. and Ida Mae Brown. John graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married his college sweetheart, Sophia Coker, and they had four children. He joined the family business, Ben Hur Construction, Co. and was the President/CEO for over 50 years.
He was a long-time member of the Lake Saint Louis Sailing Club and loved his church, the United Methodist Church in Wentzville. He also was past president of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia, September 3, 2015; two children, John Brown, Jr. and Cynthia Brown; and three siblings: William N. Brown, Jr., Fern B. Thurman, and Dorothy Holekamp.
Memorials preferred to the United Methodist Church in Wentzville.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.