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Gary R. Brownfield

A Memorial Gathering celebrating the life of Gary R. Brownfield, 83, of St. Joseph, brownfieldwill be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.

Mr. Brownfield passed away at 3:45 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Champaign, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 6, 1932, in Urbana, a son of Newton Clifford Brownfield and Beulah Beatrice Wells Brownfield.

He married Janet (Bessie) Franklin on April 26, 1966, in Urbana. She preceded him in death on August 20, 1997. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Tony Brownfield; a son-in-law, Lee Darling, and two brothers, Jr. and Donald Brownfield.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Darling, of Thomasboro, and Glenda (Bill) Schmidt, of St. Joseph; two sisters, Mary Ebert and Shirley Severens, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Brownfield was a graduate of Urbana High School with the Class of 1950.

He was a sheet metal worker for 29 years, retiring in 1994 and was a member of Local 218. He was a resident of St. Joseph for 49 years.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.