Harry Junior Brown went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, Sept. 26, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 90.

He was born May 17, 1924 to the late Harry & Nora (James) Brown in Chesterville. On Sept. 20, 1943 he married his loving wife of 71 years, Ann L. Kopina.

He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during WWII in the Pacific as a Corporal Gun Commander in the 383rd Anti-Aircraft Division.

Harry retired from the Mansfield General Motors Plant in 1988 after 28½ years of service. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, working around his house, and especially mowing grass with his tractors. In spare time, he liked watching auto racing and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

He was a member of Diamond Hills Baptist Church in Mansfield, and American Legion Post # 16 in Mansfield.

In addition to his bride and childhood sweetheart, Ann Brown of Bellville, he is survived by his loving daughter Connie Brown Husbands Patterson of Bellville; two granddaughters and spouses Tammy & John Runion of Plymouth, and Jill & Russ Kibler of Mansfield; a grandson Clay Husbands of Mansfield; 6 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Loy Brown and Robert Brown; and three sisters and brothers-in-law Margurite & Wendell Brown, Virginia & David Enzor, and Nora & Dean Amstutz.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday evening September 29, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, Bellville 44813, where a service will be held honoring his life Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. As Mr. Brown requested, his grandson Clay Husbands will officiate the service and burial will immediately follow in Mansfield Cemetery with military honors performed by American Legion Irvin Hiskey Post # 535 of Bellville.

For contributions in his memory, make checks payable to Ohio Health MedCentral Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Harry’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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