William F. Brown

William F. Brown

WEST LAFAYETTE: William F. Brown, 75, of West Lafayette, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

He was born in Boone, North Carolina on September 1, 1938, the son of the late Howard H. and Pearl J. (Lane) Brown.

Bill was a 1956 graduate of Fresno High School. He joined the United States Army in 1962 and served his country from April of 1962- April of 1964. Bill was a former partner of the H.H. Brown and Sons Lumber Yard where he worked alongside his brother's and father. He was also a truck driver for 50 years, owning and operating and driving for Trans Service.

Bill enjoyed collecting antiques and buffalos, he spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoors camping, but most of all he enjoyed to talk, tell jokes and laugh. He was a life member of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge, a former member of the VFW, and attended services at First Baptist Church in West Lafayette, Ohio.

On November 4, 1978 he married Betty Lou Brown, who survives.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by five children, Jacqueline S. Zimmer of Stow, Ohio, Andrew Howard (Janie) Brown of Coshocton, Alisa (Tim) Howell of Coshocton, John William (Melissa) Brown of Powell, Ohio and Samantha Jane (Joel) Newport of Mason, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Stacey, Elicia, Cody, Katie, Brittany, Tanner, Garrett, Eryn, and Madie; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Bryan (Brenda) Brown, and Jack (Marie) Brown; three sisters, Jean Miller, Cathy Price, and Patty Boyd; brother-in-law, Robert Kobel; sister-in-law, Linda Brown; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by one brother, James "Buck" Brown; and two sisters, Mozell Kobel, and Lorene Shrimplin.

Calling hours will be held at the First Baptist Church in West Lafayette, Ohio on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm, also one hour prior to the time of service on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in West Lafayette on Wednesday at 12:00 pm with Pastor David Kraft officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery where the Coshocton County Veterans Council will perform military honors.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home
186 Park Ave Coshocton, OH 43812
(740) 622-1711

Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Sept. 22, 2013