BLOOMINGTON – Justin Scott Brown, 38, passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer.
Born July 25, 1985, in Madison, Tennessee, he was the son of Gregory Scott Brown and Teresa Lynn (Jones) McGeary Fletcher.
Justin was a professional poker player. His passion for statistics, and a general love of numbers, kick-started his career into professional poker. Justin entered a whole host of live poker tournaments, in addition to the World Series of Poker circuit, with many years of success. He was a 2004 graduate of Mitchell High School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Indiana University. Justin enjoyed many of life’s pursuits including traveling, playing golf, several competitive sports, and mushroom hunting. He had a passion for creating and executing recipes in the culinary arts. Justin was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his mother, Teresa Lynn McGeary (Kent) Fletcher of Bloomington; his father, Gregory Scott (Beth) Brown of Mitchell; brothers, James Lee Brown of Mitchell, Jeremy Lewis (Morgan) Brown of Bloomington, and Katelyn Diane (Eric) Brown of Bedford; his niece, Emma Grace Brown; uncles, John A. Jones of Williams, and Norvin A. Jones III of Shoals; and many cousins.
His grandparents; John L. Brown, Ruth E. Emmert, Norvin A. Jones Jr., and Betty L. Rodman; and uncle, Mike L. Brown preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Matt Nigg officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednseday, February 7, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
In memory of Justin, as requested by his family: “If you think of me, and would like to do something for my memory do this; volunteer at a school, church or library; write a letter to someone and tell them how they have a positive effect on your life; if you smoke-quit; if you drink and drive-stop; turn off the electronics and take a kid out for ice cream and talk to them about their hopes and dreams; forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it; stop at all the lemonade stands run by kids and brag about their product; and make someone smile today if it is in your power to do so.”