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Tuesday February 16th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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William Thomas Brown

William T. Brown, age 67, of Eldorado, OH, passed away suddenly on February 7, 2021 at his residence.  He was born May 26, 1953 in Dayton, OH to the late Thomas and Rose Brown.  He drove a semi-truck for many years and later retired from IUOE Local 18 in November of 2020 as a crane operator; he was an avid camper; and enjoyed attending county music concerts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Brenda Kay Brown in 2013; and brother Michael Brown.  He is survived by his wife Virginia Brown of Eldorado; daughters Belinda (James) Eversole of Eldorado and Betsy (Don) Short of Englewood; son B.J. (Jennifer) Brown of New Paris, OH; grandchildren Nick (Kyrstia), Hannah (Dylan), Thomas, Jack, Eldon, Ali, Warren, Abby, Aislinn and Charlie; great grandchildren Andy and Cambry; one sister and nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Sorry for your loss. The Cain family and Frischs in Troy.

Thomas D Cain Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM

BJ & Family So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family at this time. Bev. Edwards

Beverly Edwards Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Tribute Store Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences to the Brown Family. We will miss you uncle Billy

Raymond & Nina Ochoa Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

May the Peace that God gives you the Comfort of the Hope to Come. Our thoughts and Prayers to You and the Family for your Loss... Ray&Carole Kimmel

Carole Kimmel Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Brown

Carole Kimmel Feb 13 2021 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to see you go Bill...what a sweet and kind fellow you are...you were always so kind to me and to my mother, Jean Cogan...we will miss you but see you on the other side someday. I pray for comfort for all of your family...I know they will miss you terribly. God Bless you and them

Lynne Sandifar Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

I'll miss your kindness Bill. You always treated me like Royalty. I know you will go to heaven my friend. I pray you see alot of your family and friends there. I bet they'll be playing bluegrass music at the gates and have pig roasting for your arrival celebration. My condolences and prayers for Ginna and the rest of your loved ones left behind.

Joanne and Bob May Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Betsy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill maybe gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. We love you!!

Brandi and Gabriel Christy Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Several years ago when Bill drove trucks I convinced him to take me to Buffalo New York with him. I had never road in a semi before and felt I just needed to experience it. We Left the next day in the early morning and arrived at the delivery site mid afternoon. They checked the load of California strawberries in but said it had to be taken across down to unload. That didn't go well with Bill but what could one do. We made it to the unload terminal and had to wate hours to finally get it unloaded. After leaving there we figured to just bust it to home. We had to pull in a weight station and they required him to pull around back. Bill kept saying what the heck for , Im Empty! Well the State Trooper came out and walked around the tractor and trailer. He came up to the door and told bill that the registration on the tractor was expired. He also said that we weren't going anywhere until he had it renewed. Bill went inside called the company owner of the tractor and was informed it wasn't going to get fixed till the next morning. So here we are about 80 miles from home, no food and hadn't eaton sense about 9 that morning and it is now after 8Pm. Not great, I told Bill he was on his own and was going to catch the first trucker in here to take me west closer to home. I wouldn't have left him but sure wanted to. After about 2 hours setting behind the weigh station in compound the Trooper came out and said if we wanted to FOLLOW him to the next truck stop we could waite it out till morning there. Bill says "sure, no problem" The trooper also then added to tell us that he gets off duty and 11pm and suggested that if we were to leave the truck stop to not let HIM catch us. We followed him to the stop and ate, lounged, played video games. At 11;20 we drove home looking in the mirrors a lot. What an experience for me at the time. Theres many things that we had done with Bill and Brenda and their families over the last 40+ years and many stick out. This one was just Bill and I. There are many found memories that Deb and I will keep close. We both are saddened that he is not just a few miles away. God Bless those left behind. Deb and Jack Azbill

Deb and Jack Azbill Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM