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Gratis, OH
Thursday June 21st, 2018
10:00am - 11:30pm

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Fairview Cemetery - Gratis
Thursday June 21st, 2018

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Raymond Brown

BROWN, Raymond, age 81 of Gratis Township, Preble County, OH. died Friday, June 15, 2018 at his residence.  He was born in Lexington, KY. on Aug. 21, 1936 to Clifford and Leona Brown.  He attended Gratis High School and was a veteran of the U.S.  Marine Corps.  He owned and operated Ray Brown Firearms Repair for many years.  In previous years he operated Ray Brown Automotive and served as service manager for several automotive dealerships in the area.  He was a lifetime member of the Middletown Sportsmen’s Club, an avid trap and skeet shooter and a champion trap and skeet heckler. He is survived by his wife, Wandee Brown, 3 sons, Michael (Mary) Brown, Camden, OH., Mitchel (Beth) Brown, Gratis, Oh., Lee (Connie) Brown, Dayton, OH., stepdaughter, Michele, (Benjamin) Sandifer, Camden, OH., step-son, Praphai Rattapat, Dayton, OH., 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Emerson Brown of Pensicola, FL., and Stephen Brown of West Manchester, OH.  There will be a visitation at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Gratis, OH., Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 11.30 AM with graveside service conducted at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, OH at 11.30 AM officiated by Candy Null. For condolences please visit: www.lindloffzimmerman.com

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My folks lived across the road from Ray for many years,and my older brther was a friend of Rays bbrother steve. My deepest sympathies to the family. God bless!

susan matlock Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Wandee and entire Family and Friends of Ray Brown,
  I pray God will comfort you at this time of the loss of your loved one. Ray was a very strong adventerous and witty man.He had well developed skills in cars and firearms that were close to his heart and the community was fortunate and blessed for his lifetime.
I'm thankful that I knew him and that I was able to share time with you all.I love you.

When A Treasure Becomes A Memory

A Memory Becomes A Treasure

In The Name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour Son of God
I pray for you.
                                        Very Close Friend of Emerson
                                               Who is one of Ray's Dear Brothers
                                                  The Youngest Brother is a Wonderful Man
They Will Always Remember Their Big Brother With Love and Laughter

Penmanship by Bonnie Fleetwood
                                                         They Will Always Remember Thir Big Brother With Love And L

Bonnie Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM

Mike: I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May your father's soul RIP and rise in Glory. May you be comforted by the love of God and your friends, including your family. Peace!!!

Leanora Keeton Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM


Dad, you will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. May you rest in peace. Love Always -- Lee Boy & Connie.

Lee Brown Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

Wandee, Michele, Ben, and all of the Brown family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

Pam Feix Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM

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