Jerome B. “Jerry” Brown age 77, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 2:48 A.M. on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Jerry was born November 12, 1937 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Arden E. & Florence M. (Petitjean) Brown.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Carol A. (Deaton) Brown whom he married March 10, 1959; sons & daughters-in-law, Robert A. Brown of Versailles, Gary M. & Linda Brown of Versailles, David S. & Peggy Brown of Albany and Jeff R. & Carrie Brown of Versailles; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and brothers & sister-in-law, Bro. Jude Brown of Celina, Gene & Johanna Brown of Versailles and Nelson Brown of Greenville.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Pamela Brown; and brother, Lowell Brown.
Jerry served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jerry retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was a Golden Eagle member of the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347 and member of the Covington AmVets.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Bailey Zechar Funeral home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com