David Brown


OAKWOOD -- David R. Brown, 68, of Oakwood, died at 9:26 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Lima.

He was born July 19, 1944, in Defiance, to the late John C. and Constance B. (Sproul) Brown. On July 26, 1969, he married Debra Relyea who survives in Oakwood.

Also surviving are his children, Christina (Steve) Mock of Defiance, Chad (fiancée, Leanne White) Brown of Oakwood, Troy (Theda) Brown of Syracuse, Ind., Jason Brown of Oakwood and Tiffany (Nathan) Kremer of Oakwood; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Fred (Helen) Brown of Defiance.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tommy and Troy Brown; and two brothers, Phillip Brown and one during infancy.

David retired from Cooper Farms, Oakwood, and formerly worked for 10 years at Cooper Furniture, Oakwood. He was an Army veteran from 1965 to 1967 serving in Vietnam. He was a 1962 graduate of Oakwood High School, and a member of the Oakwood American Legion Post 341 and Grover Hill VFW. He loved Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Rev. Robert Merriman officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, with military rites by Oakwood American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to COPD Foundation or American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

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