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Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH

OBITUARY

Matthew C. Brown

September 23, 1974September 5, 2020
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Matthew C. Brown age 45, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at his residence.

He was born September 23, 1974, in Greenville, Ohio, to Jerry Brown and Karen (Smith) Fiste, both of Greenville.

Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Lewis Brown; his maternal grandparents, William and Icy Smith; his step grandmother, Treva Fiste; and his aunt, Janet Smith.

Matthew loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was known to give people a hard time and enjoyed picking on others. He liked to go fishing, especially at Lake Loramie. Matthew spent over 20 years working for Bowman Concessions. During the winter, you could find Matthew at Flory’s Landscaping plowing Snow. When he was not working, Matthew enjoyed building things with Legos, watching TV and spending time in the garage.

In addition to his parents, Matthew is survived by his wife, Kelly (Hiestand) Brown, whom he married on October 28, 2017; his stepmother, Joan Brown of Greenville; his stepfather, Ron Fiste of Greenville; his siblings, Melissa Ramsey and her husband, Clayton of Greenville, Shawn Fiste of Greenville, John Hester of Montgomery, Alabama, Mike Nixon of League City, Texas, and Dawn Martinez of League City, Texas; his paternal grandmother, Bonnie Owens of Union City, Ohio; his step grandfather, Bob Fiste, Sr. of Greenville; his nieces and nephews, Cody Brown and his wife, Natasha of Hollansburg, Jessica Trimpi and her husband, Kyle of Greenville, Ryan Klopfer of Greenville, Brittany Carr and her husband, Eric of Sidney, Dallas Hughes of Columbus, Dustin Watkins of Sidney, Matthew Blankenship of Pleasant Hill, Elijah Hiestand of Ansonia, and Ariel Hiestand of Ansonia; and many great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Matthew’s life will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Jim Morehouse officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions may be given to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home to help offset final expenses.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Celebration of Matthew's Life

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

Memories

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Thomas Fox

September 11, 2020

Matt was the little chubby kid full of energy and love as we grew up. When everyone was sad he would tell jokes and goof off making a bad day better.

Pat Rademachir

September 11, 2020

we are so sorry for your loss.🙏🙏

Joyce James

September 11, 2020

Karen, I'm so sorry to hear of Matthew's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May he R.I. P. and fly high with the Angeles. Joyce James/ and Family

Shauna Belt

September 9, 2020

When I meet Matty in 2006. I just moved from Alabama to be with family after my mom's passing. He opened his heart to me and treated me like family. Always there to help someone or to give them a hard time. He always filled the room with laughter. No matter what was going on, he had to make someone laugh. Always went on bike ride with me and other children from the area. Or help me lose in poker.

My thoughts go to his family. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

Troy Kammer

September 9, 2020

I met Matt through my ex brother-in-law. He was a great kid. Who grew in to a great man. I couldn't believe it when I heard the news of his passing. He has left a hole in a lot of hearts! I will miss you my friend until we meet again!!

Stephen Yount

September 9, 2020

My memory of Matt. Been many yrs since I seen Matt. I can remember fun times with Matt fishing with him as little kids. He was a ball of laughs for sure. Had the best little laugh! He could be sun burnt with blisters on his back still be laughing and having a ball chasing everyone and fishing. You will definitely be in my memory for ever! Fun times we had in Michigan as kids! Remembering the good times. I see you still had that same smile! Brings back so many fun memories.

Melissa Ramsey

September 9, 2020

Matt used to chase me around and around the house when we lived on Medford Rd. He was mad at me for calling him "Adam".I can't remember why I called him that but the name stuck. He will always be my Adam.

Melissa Ramsey

September 9, 2020

Matt would chase me around and around the house when we lived on Medford Rd. He was mad at me for calling him 'ADAM" I can't remember why I started calling him that but the name stuck .He will always be my Adam.

Christine Brown

September 8, 2020

This is so sad. This was much to soon. Although one thing I am happy about is that we were able to spend July 4 th. with him. He was so funny and yes he was a character! I believe he got that from his father's side!
Matt truly enjoyed that day and I am glad to have that memory with him. When I was leaving I said I love you Matt and he hugged me a big hug and said he.loved me too. Matt thank you for being such a good guy. You are missed now and will never be forgotten. I love you
your Aunt Christine

Ed Erisman

September 8, 2020

Amy and I send our condolences.
Always nice to see him at the a Great Darke County Fair.
He will be missed by so many.
Respectfully,
Ed Erisman

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