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Gary E. Brown

February 16, 1946 - September 28, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date October 2, 2018

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Gary E. Brown, age 72, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018, at Lima Memorial Health System.
Gary was born February 16, 1946 in Lima, to the late Ed and Mildred (Miller) Brown. On August 20, 1967 he married the love of his life, Donelda L. (Cockerell) Brown who preceded him in death on September 26, 2009.
Gary was a 1964 graduate of Perry High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from Procter and Gamble after many years of service. Gary enjoyed watching high school sports. He especially loved spending time with his son and his family.
Survivors include his son, Dennis (Anna) Brown of Lima; five grandchildren, Jodie, Chloe, Adam, Aura and Gracie; brother, Ed “Eddie Joe” Brown of Lima; sister-in-law, Theresa (Paul) Cockerell Skupsky of Lima; his great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Marie Brown; sister, Janet (Bill) Estep; sister-in-law, Sharon Brown and brother-in-law, Donavon Cockerell.
Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Pastor Tim Benjamin will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The United States Navy and the VFW #1275 will provide military honors.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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