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Johnnie Brown

July 28, 1931 ~ August 26, 2018 (age 87)


Johnnie Luther Brown, 87, of Circleville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on August 26, 2018, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family following an extended illness.  Grandpa John was born on July 28, 1931 in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia on the North Fork of Deer Creek near Arbovale, Pocahontas County; the 8th of 9 children.  He was the son of Roscoe William and Clara Margie (Hudson) Brown.  After graduating from Green Bank High School, Grandpa John joined the Air Force in 1951.  He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  While serving as a military medic, he traveled the world.  While stationed in Zaragoza, Spain, he met the love of his life, Grandma Dot, Adoracion Martinez Mezquida.  They married on February 15, 1958, recently celebrating 60 years of marriage.  In 1975, following 24 years of service, Grandpa John retired from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant and relocated from Del Rio, Texas to Circleville in order to spend more time with his growing family, which he loved dearly.  After his military service, Grandpa John worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital for 20 years in the transportation department.  Grandpa John served his country for almost 45 years.  In addition to his beloved wife, Grandpa John is survived by his daughter, Anna Brown-Reese of Chillicothe, Ohio and friend Mark Willis; son Rick (Missy) Brown of Kingston, Ohio, four grandchildren Johnnie M. (Brittney) Brown of Circleville, Katie Brown of Circleville and fiancé Luke Thompson, Lindsey Brown of Kingston, Ohio, and Zab Reese of Chillicothe; a rescue dog, Zoey and a rescue cat, Tiggy; very special friends Chase Dye and Carol Fout.  Grandpa John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Layke and Robert Brown; sisters Merylee Pennybacker, Ethel Higgins, Bessie Dickson, baby sister Betty Irene Brown, and an infant sister and brother; and very special friend Dan Fout.  There will be no calling hours.  In memory of Grandpa John, contributions can be made to the Pickaway County Animal Shelter at 21253 Ringgold Southern Road, Circleville, Ohio 43113.  Wellman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made to

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