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Wayne Thomas Brown

Born: Tue., Apr. 19, 1921
Died: Sun., Feb. 23, 2014


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home Chapel

Military Service

6:30 PM Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home

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Wayne Thomas Brown age 92 of Belle Valley, OH formerly of Columbus, OH passed away Sunday evening February 23, 2014 at the Summit Acres Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Caldwell, OH. He was born April 19, 1921 in Uniontown, OH a son of the late Ronald and Lucy Moore Brown.

Wayne graduated from Barnesville High School, where he was a football stand out. He served and protected our Nation in the US Army in World War II. He served 3 ½ years in the 3rd Army 80th Infantry Division. He received several metals, including a Purple Heart for his service. He retired from the US Postal Service in Columbus after 26 ½ years of service.

Wayne and Grace attended the Belle Valley United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Postal Union, American Legion Post #64 Marietta, and The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #625 in Cambridge.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Grace M. Carnes Brown whom he married Jan. 1, 1950 and who passed January 2, 2014; 4 brothers Benny, Norval, Richard and Warren Brown; 5 Sisters Esther Moore, Jessie Lucas, Margaret Atwood, Eunice Phillips, Deloris Rowley.

He is survived by 3 caregivers Doris McKee, Lois Ann Hurst and Barbara Reed all of Caldwell; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A funeral service will conclude visitation Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Thurman Harmon officiating.  A military service will be held following the funeral conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Burial will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Bethesda.

Memorial contributions in Wayne’s Honor, may be directed to the Belle Valley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 16, Belle Valley, OH 43717. 

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Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
   Posted Mon February 24, 2014
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Wayne Thomas Brown, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom

You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of.....

Wayne Thomas Brown, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

   Posted Mon February 24, 2014
Uncle Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I am also sad to hear of Grace's passing as well.I had no idea. I wish I'd have known. When I spoke to you by phone at the nursing home I told you I had hoped to come and see both of you when the weather broke. I regret I wasn't able to do so. I remember the times we spent together with you and Grace and Uncle Richard and Kate. I remember our trip to Parkersburg. I have many fond memories of those times and I thank both of you for opening your arms and hearts to me. I will never forget you. Rest in peace my dear aunt and uncle. I loved you both. Linda