April 3, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011 6:00 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011 4 - 6 pm
Michael Drown 65 of Springfield, passed forward, Sunday, April 3, 2011 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born October 18, 1945 in Springfield the son of the late Bernard & Hattie (Alexander) Drown. Mike was a 1963 graduate of Northwestern High School. He was employed for over 31 years at Navistar. He attended Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed his dogs, Sparky and Shadow. Most of all he enjoyed spending time watching his grandchildren and extended grandchildren play sports. Mike was affectionately known as papaw to all.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Culp) Drown, his son, Mike (Nikki) Beck, his daughter, Michelle (Paul) Goodfellow all of Springfield; his grandchildren, Codey Adams, Jordan & Allee Goodfellow and Jacob & Parker Beck; his sisters, Marilyn (Bill) Wilson of Pigeon Forge, TN & Eleanor (Ken) Duffey of Loudon, TN, his brother, Larry (Gala) Drown of Urbana; numerous nieces & nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Springfield, Ohio; where a memorial services to celebrate Mike’s life will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Daniel M. Powell officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45504-9964. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.