Obituary: Justin Scott Brown

July 25, 1985 – February 2, 2024

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 in 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., Betty L. Rodman, and Uncle Mike L. Brown preceded him in death.

The 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. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 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.”

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