AMerican Veteran 11

Jack Brown

April 3, 1930 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 90)



Jack Brown, age 90, of Belle Center, Ohio passed away at 1:11 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Campbell Place in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

He was born in DeGraff, Ohio April 3, 1930, a son of the late Hamilton W. "H.W." and Mildred E. (Ritenour) Brown.

On October 19, 1958, Jack married the former Mary K. "G.G." Williams in DeGraff, and she preceded him in death February 1, 2010. He was also preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Lyndzey Brooke Cox; four sisters and four brothers.

Jack is survived by three children, Kathrine L. (Douglas) Johnson of West Liberty, Ohio, Vernon (Mary Ann) Brown of Belle Center, and Bernard Brown of Huntsville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Michael (Michele) Brown, Stephen (Stephanie) Brown, Stephanie (Travis) Hicks, Nichole Johnson, Douglas (Charity) Johnson II, and Ginger (Kenneth) Brown; seventeen great grandchildren, Logan Brown, Cierra Brown, Carleena Reth, Kristen Johnson, Heather Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Douglas "D.J." Johnson III, Tyler Cox, Joshua Cox, Izik Cox, Kenneth Specht II, Addison Murphy, Reese Murphy, Cassidy Hicks, Torri Hicks, T.J. Hicks, and Mickayla Brown; two great-great grandsons, Paxton Shane Smith and Daniel Archer; a sister, Rachel “Annie” Smith of West Liberty; a brother, George Brown and numerous nieces and nephews.

A United States Army Korean War Veteran, Jack served with Co. E – 2nd Bn – 172nd INF-REGIMENT – 43rd DIV. He had worked as a truck driver for Ritter Brothers in Bellefontaine and Imperial Cup in Kenton, Ohio for a total of forty six years. He later worked for the Village of Belle Center for eight years. Jack was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center.



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