William Henry Brown

January 23, 1921June 22, 2014
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Brown, William H., Jr., age 93 of Beavercreek passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was born January 23, 1921 in Dayton to the late William H., Sr. and Bertha Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Brown and his brother, Walter Brown of Indianapolis, IN. He is survived by his children; Patricia C. (Mike) Ankeney, Sharon D. Brown (Mike Neeman), Donna J. (Charles) Wagner, Lawrence W. (Julia) Brown; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Bill was a tool and die maker and retired from the former Elano Corporation in Beavercreek. He was a founding member of Hope United Methodist Church in Bellbrook, which he attended from it's beginning until his death. He enjoyed playing golf and was a home handyman who could "fix" everything. He was a Loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by anyone who loved or knew him. The family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday with Pastor Roy Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, 46 Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



  • Visitation Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 30, 2014


  • Interment

William Henry Brown

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George & Sharon Krebs

June 26, 2014


Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Good memories will be yours forever.

Sharon and Tom Olson

June 26, 2014

We are keeping you and Bill and Mary in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Tom and Sharon Olson

Dwight Waits

June 26, 2014

To the Brown Family,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Bill, such a gracious man for sure. I know the Waits and Brown family was close all down thru the years and so many great memories of your mom and dad. I know I wouldn't be in HVAC business if it wasn't for him telling me whom to see and always in debt for that. I know many times dad and him talked and enjoyed each other company and when something there at the house went wrong he was there to help. Hugs to the family and many prayers of comfort at this time. I know I will miss him a lot just talking of old times and the new times in the neighborhood. Love to all Dwight

Carol (Waits) Van Loon

June 25, 2014

To the family of Bill Brown,
My condolences goes out to each one of you in the loss of a great and wonderful man! I was blessed to know Bill and so admired him when I was growing up. May God give each of you comfort and peace.

Jim/Ann Waits/Herbert

June 24, 2014

So sorry to hear of the passing of your precious dad