Jul 24, 1937-Jan 7, 2017 After a four-year struggle with myelofibrosis, Jerry Morrison Brown, 79, peacefully passed away while sleeping on the afternoon of Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born on July 24, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri to Herman and Eunice Brown (ne Austin), my father came to Huntsville as a soldier stationed on Redstone Arsenal in 1960; he remained in Huntsville for the rest of his life. Jerry completed a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Washington University, St. Louis in 1958; he used this education during his 33year career as an aerospace engineer developing guidance systems for ballistic missiles at the Army Missile Command (MICOM) on Redstone Arsenal. My father's interests were varied: he taught classical guitar locally and was a member of the Huntsville Classical Guitar Society. Jerry was also an active member of the Alabama Archaeological Society for several years. After retiring Jerry began his second career as an oil painter; the local art community acknowledged his talents with several awards, including Best of Show in the Madison Art League Show (2000) and the Monte Sano Art Show (2005), and submitted work to the Red Clay Survey in 2000. Jerry Brown contributed to national security through his work at MICOM; he added to the aesthetic beauty of Huntsville through his voluminous portfolio of art in various media, as well as through music. He is survived by a son and numerous nieces and nephews residing in the St. Louis area. Jerry Morrison Brown: artist, rocket scientist, musician, scholar, and beloved father.
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