Vernon E. Brown, 73, of Bellevue, Ohio, died June 27.
Born in Whitesburg, he was a son of the late Robert Brown Sr. and Angeline Adams Brown. He was the grandfather of the late Nicolas Vernon “Nic” Brown.
Brown retired in 1997 from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and United Auto Workers Local 1216.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Bobbie Hamilton Brown; a son, Stephen Brown and wife Fran, Martin, Ohio; three daughters, Deborah Christman, Sandusky, Ohio; Jennifer Rathbun and husband Craig, Huron, Ohio; and Andrea Thomas and husband Adam, Findlay, Ohio; grandchildren, Julia, Brent, Bryan, Taylor, Austin, Oliver, and Aubrey; a greatgrandson, Elijah; brothers, Mark Brown and wife Mary Lou, Fostoria, Ohio; Donald Brown and wife Trudy, Tiffin, Ohio; Bill Brown and wife Norma, Westland, Mich.; and Robert Brown Jr., Taylor, Mich.; and sisters, Loretta Combs and husband Chan, Tiffin, Ohio, and Pauline Caudill and husband Paul, Taylor, Mich.
Funeral services were held July 1 in Bellevue, Ohio. Burial was in the Bellevue Cemetery.