William F. Brown

September 1, 1938September 21, 2013

William F. Brown, 75, of West Lafayette, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 21, 2013. He was born in Boone, North Carolina on September 1, 1938, the son of the late Howard H. and Pearl J. (Lane) Brown. Bill was a 1956 graduate of Fresno High School. He joined the United States Army in 1962 and served his country from April of 1962- April of 1964. Bill was a former partner of the H.H. Brown and Sons Lumber Yard where he worked alongside his brother’s and father. He was also a truck driver for 50 years, owning and operating and driving for Trans Service. Bill enjoyed collecting antiques and buffalos, he spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoors camping, but most of all he enjoyed to talk, tell jokes, and laugh. He was a life member of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge, a former member of the VFW, and attended services at First Baptist Church in West Lafayette, Ohio. On November 4, 1978 he married Betty Lou Brown, who survives. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by five children, Jacqueline S. Zimmer of Stow, Ohio, Andrew Howard (Janie) Brown of Coshocton, Alisa (Tim) Howell of Coshocton, John William (Melissa) Brown of Powell, Ohio, and Samantha Jane (Joel) Newport of Mason, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Stacey, Elicia, Cody, Katie, Brittany, Tanner, Garrett, Eryn, and Madie; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Bryan (Brenda) Brown, and Jack (Marie) Brown; three sisters, Jean Miller, Cathy Price, and Patty Boyd; brother-in-law, Robert Kobel; sister-in-law, Linda Brown; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by one brother, James “Buck” Brown; and two sisters, Mozell Kobel, and Lorene Shrimplin. Calling hours will be held at the First Baptist Church in West Lafayette, Ohio on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm and from 6:00-8:00 pm, also one hour prior to the time of service on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in West Lafayette on Wednesday at 12:00 pm with Pastor David Kraft officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery where the Coshocton County Veterans Council will perform military honors. An online memorial can be viewed at


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Dick & Bonnie Zimmer

September 29, 2013

Betty we are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy he will be missed. Please let us know if you need anything.

Anna Summers-Perdue

September 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to Uncle Andy, John, and Sam!

Jim and Patty Lane

September 25, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We are sorry that we can not be there to support you all during this difficult time. May God grant you all a peace beyond understanding as you face the days ahead. Our love to all!

John and Cathy Ux

September 25, 2013

Betty, Bill's picture brings back so many memories. All the camping and fun we had. And meeting all of the Family, made us feel like family too. That's how Bill was.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather George

September 25, 2013

Heaven received one wonderful and funny angel! Bill always had a story and a smile! We had many wonderful talks when we would see each other! So sorry about his passing!

September 24, 2013

Andy & Janie,
Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father, Andy. You're in our prayers.
Anne & Walter Doughty
Your friends at Roscoe UMC (Miss you!)

September 24, 2013

Thinking of you Andy, Alisa, John and Sam...
Mickie and crew

Kenn Kiser

September 24, 2013

Uncle Andy, My sincere condolences to you and your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Helen Kanzig

September 23, 2013

Andy & Janie, my thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know your faith will hold you up during the days and weeks to come. I was so surprised to see how much Andy resembles his dad. Take care.

Debbie Thomas

September 23, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss / my thoughts & prayers are with you & yours
Debbie Thomas (Cowen Truck Line)