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Roy Mack Brown, Illinois Weslyan University, Alpha Iota 1953 - Chapter Eternal

posted May 31, 2017, 5:45 PM by Donald Astley

Roy Mack Brown, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home in Naples, Florida.

The Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 22 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington, IL at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Scott Boerckel officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Sweet Home Mission. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Mack was born September 30, 1931, in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Roy Davis and Hazel Augusta McWhorter Brown. He married Micheline Starr. Later in life, he married Diana Blobaum. They both survive.

Also surviving are his son, Paul (Estelle) Brown of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and daughter Amy.

Mack attended Bloomington public schools and graduated from Illinois Weslyan University in 1953. He was active in the Sigma Chi Fraternity and served as Grand Praetor for Illinois and Wisconsin chapters.

Upon graduation he entered the securities industry working for C.E. Bohlander & Co. on straight commission. It was the "school of hard knocks" according to Mack and he used to order plain cheese sandwiches "because it was a nickel more to get them grilled."

Mack founded First Midstate Incorporated in 1963. His office stayed within a half-block radius in downtown Bloomington his entire professional career. Starting in the American State Bank Building, he then moved to the Griesheim Building and finally the Brown Building.

Mack appreciated the opportunity to serve many local units of government throughout the State of Illinois during his 60+ year professional career.

Mack served several years as a Trustee on the Board of Eureka College.

He was a long-time member of Bloomington Country Club and enjoyed many years of Saturday morning golf games with his 8:07 a.m. tee time group.