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Richard (Dick) Brown

October 3, 1939 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 80)


Richard (Dick) Brown, 80, of Peru, IN went to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Dick was born in Barnesville, Ohio on October 3, 1939 to Hazel (Hayes) and Lee Brown. He graduated from Barnesville High School and spent the majority of his life in various parts of Ohio before relocating to Peru, Indiana. He retired from Darby Homes in 2002 where he was a carpenter.

Dick loved the Lord and enjoyed fishing, reading, watching old Westerns and football. He was a big fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.

He married Betty "Orem" Brown in 1966. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2011.

Surviving family include a son, Doug (Lori) Hazlett, a daughter Robin Oliver, his grandchildren Natasha Hazlett, Nolan (Darcey) Hazlett, Clint Hazlett, Sarah (Joshua) Martin, Randi (Joshua) Roloff, Ariana (Nathan) Ragsdale and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Diana LeVette, Marjorie Orem, Carolyn Orem, Mara Workentine and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 45 years, sister Deloris Brown, great-grandson Tucker Ragsdale and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Per his wishes, there will be a memorial service in his honor at 1pm on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana, with Pastor Rod Correll officiating.  Military service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.

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Memorial Service
July 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

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