Donald E. Brown
April 1, 1936 - January 20, 2019
Donald E. Brown, 82, of Cherry Fork, Ohio passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born April 1, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Earl and Alverna (Beitzel) Brown. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lee Brown.
Donald is survived by his wife, Sharon (Wardlow) Brown of Cherry Fork; five children: Jacinda Abbott and husband Shane of West Union, Ohio, Donna Mattingly and husband Jesse of Milford, Ohio, Julie Liggett and Scott Liggett of Fayetteville, Ohio, and Donald Brown Ashley of Alaska. He is also survived by his sister, Erlene Ashley of North Carolina, 8 grandchildren: Wyatt Waller, Walker Lee Brown, Ruth Ann Thornberry, Billy Thornberry, Heather Linville, Jessica Mattingly, Sonya Mattingly and Jesse Mattingly; 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
Donald retired after more than 20 years of employment at Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Miami Black Powder and Rifle Association, and the National Rifle Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Donald’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Adams County Manor, and to Heartland Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 400, Lucasville, Ohio 45648-0400 and/or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn Street Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.
The memorial service is at 2 pm on Saturday, January 26, 20119 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union with Chaplain Larry Brown officiating. The cremains will be buried at the convenience of the family in the Cherry Fork Cemetery in Cherry Fork.