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Calvin Lee Brown, 73, Columbia, KY (1948-2021)

Calvin Lee Brown of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his home. He was 73 years old.

The family has chosen cremation, and services will be held at a later date.

He was born August 7, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Calvin Sylvanius and Joan Wethington Brown. Calvin served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Marines, was a former officer with the Sheridan Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff Department, a Life Member of the V.F.W. and American Legion.

Survivors include:
  • His wife - Charlotte Kelsay Brown of Columbia
  • Three children - Jennifer Starrett (Phillip) of Peru, Indiana, Kristine Brown of Cicero, Indiana, David Brown (Kassie) of Nashville, Indiana
  • Two sisters - Deborah Altman of Austin, Texas, Cheryl Mitchell of Noblesville, Indiana
  • Eight grandchildren - Nicholas and Dustin Starrett, Alison Grider Cowart, Elijah, Emilie, Audrey, Wyatt and Wade Brown
  • Six great-grandchildren - Cara Starrett, Josalin Cowart, Jaden Starrett, Elijah R. Starrett, Evine Starratt and Jaxson Cowart
  • Several other relatives and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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