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Willard L. Brown
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1913
New Paris
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2001
Eaton
Preble County
Ohio, USA

Obituary from the Register-Herald, Eaton, OH:
Willard L. "Brownie" Brown
Died: Thursday, November 15, 2001

Willard L. "Brownie" Brown, 88, formerly of Eaton, died Thursday, Nov. 15, at Oxford View Nursing Center at Oxford.
Born June 15, 1913, in New Paris, he was the son of Ernest L. and Ruth E. (Reid) Brown. He was a police officer for Eaton in the early 1940s, a farmer, an auto mechanic for the Buick, Ford and Olds dealerships in Eaton, and owned an auto repair shop known as "The 500 Garage" in later years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge and First Presbyterian Church in Eaton.
His first wife, Anna Elizabeth (Hoch) Brown, preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1972. His parents and a sister, Grace Brown Bechtol, are also deceased.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Opal Detamore Williams Brown, whom he married June 20, 1976; a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Melva Brown of Oxford; a daughter and son-in-law, Mona Jean and Larry Dawson of Eaton; three grandchildren, Anita Taylor and husband Vance, Douglas Brown and Patrick Dawson; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Taylor, Katherine Taylor, Mary Page Taylor, Jenny Howell and Aaron Jacob Dawson; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 19, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Laroy Brown (1891 - 1953)
  Ruth Elizabeth Reid Brown (1892 - 1986)
 
 Spouses:
  Opal M. Detamore Brown (1908 - 2005)*
  Anna Elizabeth Hoch Brown (1916 - 1972)*
 
 Sibling:
  Grace Marie Brown Bechtol (1911 - 1994)*
  Willard L. Brown (1913 - 2001)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sugar Grove Cemetery
West Alexandria
Preble County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Thomas W Tankersley
Record added: Sep 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6806880
Willard L. Brown
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To the Greatest Dad a son could have. You are forever in my memory and heart till we meet again. Love Your Son Jim
- Jim Brown, Son
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
To the Greatest Dad any daughter could have. Rest In Peace till we meet again. Your Daughter
- Jean Dawson
 Added: Sep. 22, 2010
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- Cliff
 Added: Apr. 27, 2010
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