INDIANAPOLIS, IN — James C. Brown Sr., 93, died Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Franciscan Hospice Home in Indianapolis.
He was born in Morgan County, GA on April 23, 1929, as the sixth of seven children. Jim graduated from high school in Madison, GA in 1946.
He served in the FBI from 1947 until 1963. During that time he started as a clerk, went to night school, finishing his bachelor’s degree in accounting after only 2 ½ years. He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean War. Upon his return, he completed his training and became a Special Agent for the FBI. In 1963 he began his career as an industrial security consultant. He worked for numerous companies including Trans World Airlines, Greyhound Bus Lines, Hess Oil, and Eli Lilly, taking him from New York to NASA’s Merritt Island Launch Center (Kennedy Space Center), Bombay, India, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Indianapolis. He also owned and operated Carlton Security, Inc.
He was a member of the Southport Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. He also was a member of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, F & A.M. in Macon, GA, the American Legion, Indianapolis Post 355, the VFW, Greenwood, IN Post 5864, the 43rd Infantry Division Veterans’ Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, and since 1963, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
Jim married Carole Barr in Schnecksville, PA on July 2, 1977. Jim and Carole met in New York City and had many adventures together. They especially loved going on ski trips with their friends in their younger years. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling to see family and spending time with their three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents Acy V. Brown and Susan Tyler Brown, brother Roy Brown, Sr, sisters Augusta Richardson, Doris Bowen, Estelle Slaughter, Gladys Kesler, and Betty Pierce.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Barr Brown (Grand Brook Memory Care of Greenwood, Indiana), son James C. Stewart-Brown of Elkhart, Indiana, daughter-in-law Amy, and his three beloved grandsons, Acy, Colin, and Jude. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that were dear to him.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Southport Presbyterian Church, at 11am, with visitation at 10am. A private graveside service will be held at Payne-Williams Cemetery near Monticello, GA. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd., Indianapolis, IN, 46237. Arrangements by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 1202 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana. Online condolences and words of comfort maybe extended to the family at www.singletonmortuary.com
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