William Bruce Brown
Bill Brown, age 77, of West Milton passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 12, in the Hospice Unit of the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, from complications after surgery.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Sidney and Evelyn (Casey) Brown. Bill was a 1962 graduate of Milton-Union High School, West Milton, and served his country in Vietnam while in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from General Motors Truck and Bus Plant in Moraine, Ohio, after 32 years. Bill was a 65 year member of Hoffman United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Post 487, and a member of the Gem City Sams Chapter 28 RV Club.
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy (Wiley) Brown; children, Jill (David) Ferdelman, Dayton; Craig (Molly) Brown, West Milton and Michelle Brown, Kettering. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, Parker, Griffin and Riley Ferdelman, Madeline (Colton) Troutwine, Olivia, Carson and Spencer Brown; siblings Bradley (Bonnie) Brown, Ruth Quillen, Carol Sheller, Lee (Fran) Brown, Becky Brown, Joe (Donna) Biondi, Sandy Quirino, and Jane Luther; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kitty and Wes Shaw and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Robert and Barry; father-in-law and mother-in-law; Chester and Mildred Wiley; and brother-in-law, Leroy Quillen.
Bill was a people person and never met a stranger. His grandchildren often commented that their Papaw knew everybody. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to his grandchildren’s school and sporting events, listening to music and playing golf with the guys on Tuesday morning at Stillwater Ridge Golf Course in West Milton. He will be missed by family, friends and all those who knew him.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 19, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton. Pastor Robbie Scott will officiate with interment following at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S Main Street, West Milton. Memories may be shared with the family online at www.hale-sarver.com