Friday, March 18, 2011

Eugene R. Brown (March 16, 2011)

Eugene R. “Gene” Brown, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:05 AM at Heartland of Greenville. Gene spent 1 month at Good Samaritan Heart Hospital in Dayton, Ohio before returning to Greenville on March 15, 2011 where he was admitted to Heartland. He was born on February 16, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Raymond E. & Martha C. (Baker) Brown.
Gene worked as a manager for a Poultry and Egg Farm in Greenville for many years and then worked as a Life and Health Insurance Agent before working as a Special Advertising Sales Rep for Leckey Sales of Sidney, Ohio.
Gene was a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War and a member American Legion. Gene had a liver transplant in 2003 where it allowed his family 8 more years to enjoy with him. The family would like to express there appreciation to all who are organ donors.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his step son, Rick Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Bette (Daubenmire) Brown of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on April 26, 1976; sons and daughters in law, Robert (Kim) Brown of Arkansas, Chuck (Sara) Brown of Arkansas, and David & Regena Brown of Ansonia; daughter, Virginia Frye of Arkansas; step son, Jeff & Diane Hill of Bradford; step daughter, Brenda (Phil) Sullenberger of Piqua, Ohio; step daughter in law, Patti Hill of Greenville, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers in law, Frances (Andrew) Holzinger of Dayton, Ohio and Carol (Jim) Ducker of Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside memorial service on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Abbottsville Cemetery, St. Rt. 49 South, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Samuel Hoeflich officiating. A graveside military service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions can be given to the donor’s choice.