Rodney L. Brown

August 27, 1948January 22, 2019

Rodney Leslie Brown, 70, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by love. He was born on August 27, 1948 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Walter and Loretta (Goodrich) Brown. Rodney was a genius mechanic and owner of Car Services, which he ran for over three decades. He loved his family and is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Jean L. Brown; sons, Donald L. (Kelly) Brown and Michael L. (Teresa) Brown; daughters, Lisa L. (Douglas) Gordon and Jennifer L. (Joshua) Good; grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary, Miranda, Jacob, Isaiah, Colette, Nathan, Carissa and Lucas; great-grandchildren, Maci, Annie and Baby B; sisters, Theresa Moore and Saundra Petecki and many nieces and nephews. Honoring Rodney’s wishes, cremation will take place. Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Cross Point Christian Church, 10659 Johnstown Rd., New Albany, OH , 43054 and sharing memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215, The Zangmeister Cancer Center, 3100 Plaza Properties Blvd., Columbus, OH 43219 or The James Solove Cancer Research, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, in Rodney's memory.


  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, February 17, 2019

Rodney L. Brown

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Shirley Neibarger

February 17, 2019

Jeanie, I didn't hear about this until today. I am so sorry. I didn't even know that Rod had been ill.
Couldn't have been a nicer guy. He lived across the road from my aunt and uncle when he was young and it seems like I've known him since we were 4- 5 years old.
I always thought of the two of you as being a great match.
Always, Shirley (Simmons)Neibarger

Joy Feaster

January 26, 2019

Dear Jean (and family),
My heart is so heavy, although it has been too many years since last seeing you and Rod, my memories are of fun times, lots of laughs and pleasure. I don't know Jean, if you remember the tossing of food Rod and I had (sharing) at the Natoma, I have thought of it so many time! Rod has a very wonderful and infectious smile, you just HAD to smile in return!!! I've missed both of you so much!! You are an amazing LADY and I know God will be with you and give you each portion of strength you stand in need of! When I lost my Howie, I felt I couldn't go on, but God has, each and every day seen me through, He cares so much for His children!!! You are all in my prayers and remember to take each minute, hour, day as it comes. There is no wrong way to grieve, there is no time limit, there is only loving memories and wonderful times to remember and share!! Love, Joy

P.J. Youngblood

January 24, 2019

Jean, some of my best memories as a teen revolve around you, Rod and the boys. My favorite one was sitting near the bench in the garage, playing with some bushy little car part. After he got done with Connie’s car I asked him if he needed it. He looked at it, looked back to her car, nodded a quiet yea, then began tearing her car apart again. That was the day I learned bushings are bushy. Seeing you and Rod as an adult was even more special. Love you so much. The miles feel far too long today, and the years far too short. Love for all the family.

PJ and Bobby.

Diana Stiers

January 23, 2019

Jeannie and family, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Rod, my heart goes out to you Jeannie as I know what you are going through. Art was there waiting for him, so they could sit and talk about their cars, Rod and his chevys and Art his Fords. I remember one day that Art wore a Ford t-shirt to Rods' garage and Rod made him turn it inside out. Jeannie, it is tough, but you will get through it. I am here for you if you need anything.

Tamara Wood (Herb)

January 23, 2019

Jeanie I'm sorry for ur loss. Rod was a great person knowing him when I went to church with you guys. God bless you and your family.

Paula Gorsuch

January 23, 2019

Jeannie and family, so sorry for your lost. I'm sure there's comfort knowing he's out if his suffering. If there's anything I can do please let me know.

Bj Grubb

January 23, 2019

My condolences on the loss of a wonderful man. I will continue to pray for your family and may God continue to give you the strength that only he can provide. God bless you. All my love.

Julie Prince

January 23, 2019

I am so deeply sorry for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts during these difficult times.