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.