Friday, February 17th, 2012
Chester Steven (Sonny) Browder, 65, of Farmersburg, Ind., and formerly of Cullman, Ala., died 5:33 a.m. Feb. 14, 2012, at Sullivan Community Hospital, Sullivan, Ind.
He was born Aug. 17, 1946, in St. Marys, to Paul and Bonnie E. (Vanover) Browder, who are deceased. On April 18, 1970, he married Rebecca A. (Becky) Browder, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Scott (Vicki) Browder, Cullman, Ala., and Annette (Darrell) Roberts, Hutsonville, Ill.; a sister, Betty (Ben) Engle, Celina; five brothers, Paul (Sharon) Browder, Ocala, Fla.; Albert "Duke" (Brenda) Browder, Decatur, Ala.; Lester E. "Bucko" Browder, Oklahoma; Boyd L. "Tyke" (Arlene) Browder and Norman "Turk" (Ginger) Browder, all of Cullman, Ala., and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a half brother, Bill A. Boltz.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked in maintenance and as a mechanic.
He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Annapolis, Ill., and the American Legion, Cullman. He was a former Jr. Vice Commander at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4549, Cullman.
A graveside committal of cremated remains will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill., Brother Randy Nave officiating.
Military graveside rites will be performed by the VFW, EM Coulter Post #69 American Legion and Amvets Post #33.
There is no calling.
Memorials may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans.
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