October 19, 1951 - April 8, 2019

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Friday, April 12, 2019 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Gary L. Brown, 67 of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born October 19, 1951 in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Betty Jean (Long) Brown and Richard O. Brown.
Gary was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. His family loved him completely and he loved them just as much. He enjoyed golf, fishing, model ships, bowling, sitting by a campfire, grilling, and spending time with his family. He was the former International Director of the Lions Club in Urbana, St. Paris, and Northridge from 2003-2005. He was also the owner and operator of PBI Construction with his wife.
Gary is survived by his wife, Brenda R. (Byrd) Brown; sons, Christopher D. (Carla) Brown, and Jason L. (Dennese) Brown; grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown (Ryan Conley), Justin Brown, Erin (Lucas) McKeever and Cody Russell and great grandchild, Cyrus McKeever.
He was preceded in death by parents, and father and mother-in-law, Carl and Geneva Byrd.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 pm Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 12, 2019 in the funeral home with Pastor Larry Donner officiating. Entombment will follow in the Shepard Mausoleum at Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Shriners Hospitals, 32299 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Skip Mintchell - Apr 11, 2019
My sincere condolences at your loss. May God give you all the peace that passes all understanding at your loss.
Jerry & Judy Smith - Apr 10, 2019
Dear Brenda and Family, Judy and I are so saddened to hear about Gary's passing. We always considered the both of you very dear Lions friends. We missed seeing you the past few years. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. PID Jerry Smith
BILL WOLFE - Apr 10, 2019
Brenda sorry to hear of your loss may God grant you peace and comfort.
Candace Mullins - Apr 10, 2019
Brenda, Chris and Jason, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Gary's company as he was a great person and a loving husband and father! Prayers and hugs to you all and family. Candace

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