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Joseph Brown, Sr.

November 23, 1944 - May 30, 2017

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Joseph “Joe” Gordon Brown, Sr., 72, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born November 23, 1944 at home in Catawba, Ohio.


Joe worked at Buckeye Metal in Springfield as a shear operator for 15 years. He enjoyed being outside, especially hunting, fishing, woodworking, and going to flea markets & festivals. Most of all, Joe loved having family reunions and spending time with his children & grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Billie Jo (Byers) Brown; his daughters, Kim J. (Jason) Lewis and Buffy J. (Jeremy) Packard; his sons, Joseph D. (Bobbie) Brown, Dwight Brown, William A. (Gerald) Brown, and Joseph G. (Jessica) Brown, Jr.; his 13 grandchildren, Kayla, Brock, Kirstin, Blaine, Zackery, Kevin, Megan, Emily, Brian, Christopher, Cassandra, Bradley, and Zoey; his 8 great grandchildren; his brothers, James M. (Regina) Brown, Jr. and Harold (Ginny) Brown; his sisters, Diane Chamberlin, Susie Foreman, and Reva (Tim) Ricketts; his mother-in-law, Doris Byers; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Verna Byers, Vernon (Tammy) Byers, Jr., Charles (Lisa) Byers, Mary Ann Byers, Pam (Brian) Tull, and Jim Byers; and several nieces and nephews.


Joe is preceded in death by his parents, James Matthew and Elizabeth Ruth (Stoll) Brown; his son, Richard Dean Brown; and his six sisters & four brothers.


A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, June 2, 2017 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in the funeral home with Bud Brown, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.


Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, 257 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg, OH 43044.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


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