Otis Darrell Brown
May 5, 1957 – August 10, 2019
Otis Darrell Brown, age 62, passed at home, from this life, to his eternal home in Heaven, on Saturday, August 11, 2019 following a long illness. We imagine that, along with Jesus, he was greeted by loved ones who have gone before: his father, Gilbert Brown; brother, Gilbert Ray Brown; nephew, Robert “Robby” Coyle; and cousin, White Castle coffee-drinking buddy, Mickey Manson. Left behind to celebrate Otis’s life and carry on his memory are his beloved son, Jonathon (Brooks) Brown; mother, Nancy Brown; brother, Robert Brown; sisters, Joy Ann Collins, Rose (Ted) Brooks, and Betty Skaggs; nieces & nephews, Rachel Skaggs, Christina Burns, Jennifer Chadwick, and Ted Brooks; along with great nieces and nephews, cousins, and aunt, Joanna Hanson. Otis was born May 5, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an alumnus of Columbus North High School and worked at Keystone Powdered Metal for 15 years. Otis’s favorite activities included: cooking delicious meals (but took every one of his recipes with him); collecting and selling antiques, and fishing. Otis carried beautiful memories of the mischief he got into growing up on Hamlet Street. He also had wonderful memories of adventures trekking, along with his dad and brothers, through the hills of Horse Picture Holler in Lowmansville, Kentucky. In recent years, Otis took great pride in researching the battles his father fought during WWII. He loved to visit the Great Smoky Mountains and Virginia Beach. We will always carry him in our hearts when visiting these special places and hope you will too. Visitation will be 5-8 PM on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 289 South Main Street, Pataskala, OH 43062. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 16th at the funeral home with interment to follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zangmeister Cancer Center, Mount Carmel Hospice, or local homeless shelter. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kauberfraley.com. Please note: local road closure of Main St. (route 310) in Pataskala, between the railroad tracks and Mill St. The funeral home will be accessible via Broad St. to the north end of Main St. in Pataskala.
The Zangmeister Cancer Center
3100 Plaza Properties Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43219
Mount Carmel Hospice
1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215
- Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
Otis Darrell Brown
August 16, 2019
Rest easy my friend! My deepest condolences to your Mom, Joy, Rose, Robert, Betty and Jonathon.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
August 13, 2019
IT CANNOT BE INHERITED NOR CAN IT EVER BE PURCHASED.
YOU AND NO ONE ALIVE CAN BUY IT FOR ANY PRICE.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RENT AND CANNOT BE LENT.
YOU ALONE AND OUR OWN HAVE EARNED IT WITH YOUR SWEAT, BLOOD AND LIVES.
YOU WON IT FOREVER.
UNITED STATES MARINE
GO WITH GOD MY BROTHER