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Charles "Okie" E. Brown

April 23, 1929 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 92)


Charles “Okie” Edward Brown, 92 of Circleville, OH peacefully passed away at home on Monday, October 4, 2021.  He was born on April 23, 1929 to the late Elmer and Ethel Brown in Pickaway County.  Okie was retired from Columbus Aluminum and attended Lockbourne Church of Christ in Christian Union and also Crossroads CCCU. 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by the mother of his children Mary Mannering Brown; his sons Steve, Jim and Mike Brown; granddaughter Jodi Clark; brother Jerry Brown.  

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Wyoma (Payne) Brown; daughter Brenda (Bill) Johnson of Ashville; stepchildren Cheyenne (Rodney) Newman, Dee Gilispie, Tony (Tammy) Gilispie, Marvin (Lisa) Gilispie, Bill (Erica) Gilispie; numerous grandchildren; sister Betty Willoughby.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thurs. Oct. 7th with a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8th at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville 43103 with Rev. Bud Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Reber Hill Cemetery in Ashville.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.  Due to COVID, masks and social distancing are encouraged. 

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October 7, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 W. Main St.
Ashville, OH 43103

Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 W. Main St.
Ashville, OH 43103

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