Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Joseph Earl Brown

August 29, 1963 - February 5, 2021


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    Ben Poormokhtar says

    Rest in peace my friend, I feel like I lost my brother after being friends for 38 years. We lived through good times and bad times, we grew old together. You are missed by many, my brother.
    We lost a very good friend and a brother, but heaven gained a new angel.

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    Terry Appel says

    Thank you Joe Brown. Without you my life would have gone to a dark, dark place. Thank you for the joy that you brought me. Thank you for introducing me to Lisa, the light of my life. Thank you for being there when I needed you. You saved me. You brought that same joy to many, many people besides me, Joe Brown. We will not forget. We will never forget.

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    Joe & Pam Muensterman says

    Rest in Peace our dear friend. We were blessed to be able to call you friend. Hacienda bar will never be the same without you.
    There will always be a emply stool for you. Joe please enjoy those 6 saturdays and 1 sunday with your mom. I am sure you have already been doing that. Bless your little heart. We will always miss you.

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    Joe & Pam Muensterman says

    Rest in Peace our dear friend. We were so blessed to be able to call you friend. Hacienda will never be the same without you. There will always be an emply bar stool for you. Joe enjoy those 6 saturdays and 1 sunday with your mom. I am sure she was waiting for you with open arms. As you always said, ” Bless your little Heart” We will miss you always and will never forget you.

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    Joe & Pam Muensterman says

    Reat in Peace our dear friend. We are blessed to be able to call you friend. Hacienda will never be the same without you.You will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will always miss you.

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    Susan Wilcox says

    Joe, we just barely reunited you closer to all the cousins who missed you and lived you. Just getting to know you better in the last 5 years has been SO JOYOUS. We are all more deeply touched at you leaving old retired cousins and we were waiting for YOU to get there, being our youngest wonderful (and last) cousin in the Kuhen batch! Maybe except for Jeanette and Chestine’s children….we are all goong to miss you greatly and it sounds like your work, lodge, and many friends are also are goung to miss you greatly, but I feel you have probably been hugging to death with no covid fears in the last 6 days. Your mask days are over. Give everyone a hug up there every day for us…we will miss you until we join you. ❤️❤️Cousin Susan

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    Charles Julius says

    I honestly can’t remember when I met Joe. Joe was always there, smiling, quick with a joke, and always willing to listen. I never met a person that had a bad word about Joe. Now that I think about it, I never met a person that didn’t consider Joe a friend. I, like many people, feel fortunate to have had Joe in my life and call him my friend.

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    Franciena says

    My deepest condolences. May you find comfort in God’s future promises.A real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones.—John 5:28, 29.

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    Lauren Merillat says

    My prayers to family and friends who lost this light. I’m sad to say that Joe and I had lost touch through the years but I had such fond memories with him as a child, from movie dates to night babysitting, to secrets being shared , to coloring my little pony pages.. only after school work was done..hope to see you soon. Love ya uncle joe!

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    Hyla Wilson says

    Joe seemed like a great guy- he had made friends all the way in Mississippi- we were deeply sadden to learn of his passing. We only spoke on occasion with his job, but it was always a pleasure. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and work family…
    Hyla Wilson, Southern Motion Credit Manager

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Joe Brown, 56, passed away in Evansville, Indiana on February 5, 2021. Joe was born in Evansville, Indiana on August 29, 1963 to his parents, Ruby M. (Kuhen) and James M. Brown.

Joe graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and Accounting. He went on after that to work in the accounting field for over 21 years. He was a skilled and dedicated worker and a wonderful co-worker. All of Joe’s co-workers felt that he was a member of their family. Joe had numerous and varied interests that resulted in many diverse friendships. He was one of the first in the area to become involved in PCs being knowledgeable in both hardware and software applications. He had small collections of various items ranging from Mercian pipes to Sci-Fi trinkets based not on its intrinsic value but on its meaning to him. He was an excellent conversationalist who could discuss topics ranging from the most mundane to complex esoteric subjects. Through these varied interests, he brought together many whose paths would have never crossed.

Joe was a Freemason being raised in 1999 in Evansville Lodge #64. He served as its presiding officer approximately 5 years later after serving various junior positions. Joe also served as the Master of the lodge in 2005. He kept true to its tenets by uniting all regardless of their country, sect or opinion.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister Rebecca “Sissy Beck” Riddle Jewell , nephews John Robert (Tanya Pettay) Riddle and David Henry Jewell; and great niece Chiara Zoe Riddle. In addition, Joe is survived by a host of dear friends and his work family.

“I love you; past, present, and future.” Sissy Beck

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.