Richard Brown, 75, of Celina, OH died Wednesday September 26, 2012 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born February 20, 1937 in Decatur, IL to Robert and Eleanor (Damery) Brown. On November 23, 1983 he married Theresa J. Thurman-Orrender.He graduated from Blue Mound, IL High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in Decatur, IL.
A veteran of the United States Army, Richard served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mr. Brown retired as plant manager for Wonder Bread Baking Co. in Woodlawn, OH. He was a licensed amateur radio operator under call sign “N8IVB”.
He is survived by his wife, son Daniel (Ruth) Brown of Aubrey, TX; son Gary (Sally) Brown of Idaho Springs, CO; step-daughter Kimberly (Rev. David) King of Graham, NC; step-son Rick (Pamela) King of New Hope, NC; a granddaughter Sarah Brown; 3 step-grandchildren; brother Russell Brown of St. Marys, OH.
Brown is preceded in death by his parents.