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Franklin Brown

August 19, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

BROWN, Franklin Homer, 78, of Wheeling passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born February 26, 1935, in Pultney Township, Ohio, the oldest son of the late George and Martha Funkhauser Brown.

He was a member of the Church of Christ on National Road, an Army veteran, and a retired superintendent from Nickles Bakery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Gosney Brown; two brothers, Wayne and Joe Brown; and a stepmother, Ruth Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Williams McGreevy Brown; a daughter, Laura Brown of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Chris Brown, and his wife, Debbie, of Dublin, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Julie Ann Morrison, and her husband, Marty, of Lorton, Va.; a stepson, Eric McGreevy, and his wife, Heather, of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Alexandra, Zac, Max, Carter, Benjamin, Samuel, and Caroline; two sisters, Nancy Landers and Betty Benda and her husband, Bob; an aunt, Alma Jeane Gallaher; and several nieces and nephews.

Frank was handy with wood, whether designing and building a deck from scratch or making a custom cane of solid oak with a saw handle. He would decline to play Trivial Pursuit, then blurt out the correct answers before the players could. The highlights of his golfing life were playing Pebble Beach with his son-in-law, hitting a hole in one at a course near Lake Charles, La., and attending The PGA Memorial Tournament with his son. Tuesdays meant breakfast at Perkins with the guys. Friday mornings were for phone dates with his daughter. He loved Christmas Eve singing at his brother-in-law's and the annual fishing trip to Branson. When he was content, he would hum or whistle.

Friends will be received Monday, August 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling (304-242-2311). A service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, at the Church of Christ, 1310 National Road, Wheeling, W.Va. Interment in Weeks Cemetery in Bridgeport, Ohio.

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