HAYES CENTER -- Brown LeRoy Sevier, 82, died Thursday (August 1, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook.
He was born June 14, 1920, to James Brown and Lydia Ann (Fugett) Sevier at Sargent. He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from May 19, 1942, to Dec. 7, 1945. He served in France where he was wounded in action. He rank was sergeant.
After his discharge from the army he received his high school diploma from Sargent High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Kearney State College and his master's degree from Chadron State College.
He was in education for 25 years serving as a superintendent of schools for 21 years. He was then in the insurance business for eight and a half years until he retired in 1986.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Cordelia, Odessa, Eunice, Mildred and Mabel; and one brother Dale.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (McNutt) of Hayes Center; one son, Jim Sevier of Scottsbluff; one step-son, Doug Campbell of Summit, N.J.; one granddaughter and two step-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be at the Hayes Center Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post No. 287 of Hayes Center.
Visitation will be Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.