James “Jimmie” Calvin Brown Jr.


    James “Jimmie” Calvin Brown Jr. of Rolla, Missouri was born September 21, 1950, in St. Louis, Missouri to James Calvin Brown Sr. and Vivian Clarkson and passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the age of 71 years.


    He married Rosaline Cruz on October 30, 1975 in Waynesville, Missouri.
    Jimmie, as he was known by his family and friends, was always serving others.
    He and his wife “Rosie” owned and operated the St. James Flag Store for over 15 years, having bought it from Bernard and Virginia Underwood.
    He was active in his community in many roles. He has served in the US Marines.  He became the American Legion Commander and served as Adjutant in the American Legion in Rolla.  He volunteered wherever needed in his community. He and his volunteers were instrumental in displaying flags in our community for holidays and Flag Day.
    He would find people who needed firewood for the winter months and would contact Missouri S&T for men who would help cut and deliver the wood.
    When he found time to relax, he would love to go fishing and always talk about the big one that got away. He enjoyed watching the St Louis Blues and the St Louis Cardinals.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jerry Brown.
    He is survived by his wife, Rosaline “Rosie” Brown of Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Brenda Duinnegan of O’Fallon, Missouri; two brothers, Paul Brown of Bonne Terre, Missouri and William Rick Brown and wife Robin of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Linda Brown of Imperial, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Services will be performed by the American Legion Post 270 in the spring of 2022.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.