Herman Brown, 80, of Fremont, OH departed this life Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8:11 p.m. He was born on September 21, 1936 in Trimble, Tennessee the son of Jessie and Bernice (Pierce) Brown. He graduated from Bruce High School in 1956 were he was an outstanding athlete and football player. He married Joyce Ann Bibbs Brown and she passed away in 2015.
Mr. Brown worked at the Fostoria Foundry then later transferred to Lima, Ohio and where he worked 45 years retiring with the top seniority in 2001 from the General Dynamics Lima Tank Plant. Herman enjoyed playing softball, working out, listening to the blues, and spending time with his family. Mr. Brown was known to “hit” a number or two every now in then. His famous saying was, “You gotta be willing to play, if you want to win!”
Mr. Brown leaves to mourn his five children, Stephanie (James) Martin and Jeffery Brown both of Fremont, Ohio, Gregory Brown of Toledo, Ohio, Brian Brown and Danielle Brown both of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Irene Brown and Inez Brown both of Dyersburg, Tennessee; ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren along with special friend Joe Love and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Danielle, seven brothers, Milton Brown, Sr., B.S. Brown, Joseph Brown, Wiley Brown, Robert Brown, James Brown, Q.Z. Brown and six sisters Daisy Green, Willie B. Brown, Nettie Brown, Estella Brown, Jessie Mae Brown, and Alberta Ferguson.
Visitation: Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Friday, January 27, 2017; 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Missionary Church, 1697 Dickenson St., Fremont, OH with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. Pastor William Holmes will officiate.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: Donor’s Choice
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Clinton Staples Jr.
So sorry to hear this please find comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord….The Entire Staples family of Flint Michigan!!
Charles and Bev Fassnacht
Stephanie, Charlie and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father! Hope your happy memories sustain you. Love you!
Mike & Debbie Benton
So sorry to about your loss, Travis. Your family is in our prayers.
Stevie, Jeff and Greg..I pray that the lord will continue to give you all the peace he promised that will surpass all your understanding. Thank God for the 80 years he gave your father and think of all the good times
Thoughts and prayers to the Brown and Martin families,
To the Brown family especially my Frat Brother Greg may God bless and keep you following the lost.of your love one. If there is anything me or your Frat can do just ask.
Our condolences to the Brown Family
BLaine Hines and Family
To my cousins and the Brown family sorry to hear about Hermans passing my condolences and love Blaine and family
Stevie, Jeff and family, Please accept my condolences regarding the passing of your father. Bill Burkett
To the Brown family,
Sending you prayers at this difficult time, but know
that God’s peace will be with you.
In Deepest Sympathy,
The Davis family Joe & Annie Lee Eular Gaffney
Pastor C.J. Burel
God is a present help in the time of Loss. We pray that God will give your family strength.