Paul L. Brown

Born: Sun., Feb. 16, 1936
Died: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017


2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Location: West Bethesda Presbyterian Church

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Paul L. Brown, 81, of Montpelier passed away Thursday evening at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  He was born on February 16, 1936 in Washington Township, Defiance County to Roy Ward and Dorothy L. (Hagerman) Brown.  Paul graduated from Ney High School in 1954.  On August 21, 1955, he married Elaine A. Detwiler in West Unity and she survives.  

From 1955-1972 Paul owned and operated the family farm in Montpelier.  He worked as a car salesman at Stan Pebble Chevrolet in Bryan for 25 years.  Paul was a Williams County Commissioner for 12 years.  He enjoyed harness racing, loved to travel, camp, and spend time with his family, he was a people person.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine; four children, Eddie P. Brown of Bryan, Ricky L. Brown of Montpelier, Kim M. Berry of Bryan, and Connie K. Brown of Edon; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and one brother Larry G. (Terry) Brown of Shelby, North Carolina.  Paul was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for Paul will be on Monday, August 28 from 2-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be Tuesday at 11 am at West Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Montpelier with Reverend Tawee Layraman to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to West Bethesda Presbyterian Church or Evergreen Manor Activity Fund.

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Joe Bohner
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Paul was a good man. I bought a car from him at Pepples. It was sold as is, and a week later the transmission went out. I was very poor then, and couldn't afford the repairs. I talked to him and he said he'd talk to his boss. They fixed the car, I'll never forget that act of kindness.

Frank & Vicki Zimmer
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Elaine, Kim, Connie, and Sean, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Schnipke
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
My sympathy

Kenny and Barb
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Elaine, Kim, Sean, Connie, and Rick....We are so sorry for your loss ... We remember good times with Paul, at the races, camping and family gatherings. He was a special man who brother Bill thought so much of. We visited Paul in the nursing home several times and we always had a nice visit. You have our love and sympathy.

Cindy and Rick Hughart
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Kim,Connie and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was such a special guy. Always friendly and outgoing. I would always ask about you girls and he was so proud to tell me what you were up to. Thinking of you at this very hard time.

Deenie Siebenaler
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Elaine, Con, Kim, Rick, Sean,
Your Dad, husband was such a nice man! I am so grateful to have been able to go on so many fun family camping adventures! You have such a great, generous caring family. Paul will be Greatly missed. Love you guys and so sorry for your loss!
Deenie, Tony, Andy, & Mitch

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