|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1935|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1983|
Enlisted in the Marines on September 29, 1953 and was discharged on September 28, 1961.
The four children are from Ralph's first marriage to Lola Gates.
SIDNEY DAILY NEWS, SIDNEY, OH
Monday, November 21, 1983
Ralph Brown Jr., 47, 5946 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, died Saturday at 7:18 p.m. at the Kettering Medical Center. He had been in failing health since August.
Born Dec. 20, 1935, in Troy, he was the son of Ralph Brown Sr. of Sidney, and the late Emily (Pike) Brown.
On May 17, 1974, he married the former Leona Gates. She survives with four children, Michael of Carlsbad, Calif., Mark of Sidney, Carol Shoemaker of Sidney, and Lisa Brown of home; three stepchildren, Donald Elliott of Sidney, Jerry Elliott of California, and Rebecca Adkins of Piqua; nine grandchildren, three sisters, Barbara Siler of Goshen, Ind., Judith Green of Lima, and Helen Brown of Oakridge, Tenn., two half brothers, Roger Brown of Sidney, and Dwayne Brown of Texas; a half sister, Beverly Adkins of Sidney; and his father.
Mr. Brown was employed at Miami Industries, Piqua, in the quality control department. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War; a member of the Only Believe Ministry in Botkins; and the Elks Lodge.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home with Pastor Peter W. Doseck officiating. Burial will be in Shelby Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday until the time of services.
An Elks memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lola Marvalene Gates (1936 - 2012)
Leona May Gates Brown (1930 - 2003)
Shelby Memory Gardens
Plot: Lot 49 Sec C Grave 1
Created by: Jenny Brown
Record added: Sep 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97670368
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