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R. Scott Brown
April 6, 1956 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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R. Scott Brown, age 67, of Jackson, MI passed away at home surrounded by his family Friday, July 7, 2023. He was the son of Charles Askew Brown Jr., an artist with a degree from the Chicago Institute of Art and Beverly Ann Brown (Winterlee), a teacher with a degree from Michigan State University. He was born April, 06 1956 in Kalamazoo, MI.
He is survived by two sons, Nathan S. Brown (Danielle Manning) and Joshua J. Brown; Girlfriend Ronni Gardner; Grandchildren Austin A. Brown, Owen S. Brown, and Braelynn Schaffer; Sister, Sharon Ann Brown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Nieces Kimama Ann Wells and Kristin Williams, and so many special family members to mention. He was preceded in death by his sister, Cynthia Lee Krawczyk (Brown).
Despite both his parents becoming ill when he was young, he still finished top ten in his class from Bath High School and then Scott went to work. He earned Degrees from Lake Superior State, Northern Michigan University, and a Masters in Reading from Eastern Michigan University. He worked full time while in school and through his work as a State of Michigan Employee, He was present as a prison guard at Marquette Maximum Security Prison during the riot in 1981. He then was an athletic director and eventually a school teacher. He became a certified school teacher and spent a decade teaching prisoners reading skills while he was employed at Jackson Prison. These interactions were part of the work that he loved to do most and found most rewarding: to teach. A member of UAW Local 6000, Scott served multiple terms as elected Vice President of Human Services, and spent the last two decades of his career representing state employees.
The epitome of a self-made man, Scott was also an avid golfer, boater, coach, volunteer, fisherman, helper of friends, provider of shelter, teacher, surrogate father, mentor, athlete, explorer, teller of jokes, impeccable grammar checker. He exemplified the true meaning of the word ‘loyalty’. He was the life of many parties. He was colorful. He was incredibly strong. His friends knew him as “Scottie too Hottie” and his family knew him as “Papa Scott”. Both titles he wore with pride and honor. He was most proud of his hard work ethic which he continued until physically unable and has assured those around him he’d still be working if he could. Scott battled many 0-2 counts in his life, but no doubt hit it out of the park as he ultimately had it his way.
According to his request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at Watson Funeral Chapel 2590 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson MI at 4-6pm followed with pizzas at the Hunt Club 1514 Daniel St. at 6:30pm.