Victor ‘Leroy’ Brown, 74


Victor “Leroy” Brown, 74, of Nokomis,died Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 8:45 a.m. at his home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services.

Mr. Brown was born February 3,1947, in Wilmington, the son of Victor Debs and Nellie Marie (Davis) Brown. He married Emily June Reeves on June 17, 1965, in Hillsboro, and  she survives.

He was raised in Nokomis and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1965.  Along with his father, he ran the DX Station in Witt, worked at National Greenhouse in Pana, as well as a laborer out of Decatur Local and then as a concrete finisher for 40 years. 

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he attended New Bethel Baptist Church in rural Nokomis.  He enjoyed metal detecting, hunting, fishing, traveling, and going to the casinos as well as spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Annette (Curtis) McNeill of Nokomis, Teresa (Kurt) Pollman of Pana, Stacey Kidd of Springfield and Aaron (Gina) Brown of Nokomis; grandchildren, Heather McNeill, Tyler McNeill, Caleb McNeill, Tyler Pollman, Nathan Pollman, Taylor Moran, Tanner Wiseman, Kristina Spencer, Kylee Kidd, James Harris, Madison Kates and Calissa Brown; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert L. Carlock.

Memorials may be directed in his memory to AAMP (Autism and Movement Project of Pana). Online condolences may be left at