Allan D. Brown, age 71, of Wellston, passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, March 23, 2017, doing what he loved to do, farming. He was born Feb. 16, 1946 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Wayne B. Brown and Avonelle D. Leasure Brown.
Allan, a 1964 graduate of Coalton High School, was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He was a project engineer for the former McNally Pittsburg Manufacturing in Wellston, where he was employed for 25 years; former project engineer for SBA Consultants; and then retired from Columbia Gas, where he was employed for 16 years.
Everyone who knew Allan knew that his passion in life was farming. He was a lifetime farmer who worked daily running the Brown Family Farm. He also enjoyed woodworking and making beautiful pieces of furniture for everyone to enjoy. Allan attended the Evergreen Baptist Church; was a former member of the Wellston City School Board of Education; member of the Jackson County Fairboard for 25 years; board member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau; member of the Jackson County Livestock Committee, Jackson County Cattleman’s Association and the Jackson County Farmer’s Club; trustee of the Evergreen Cemetery Association and a trustee of the ASCS.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Juanita Rose Brown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Tami Brown of Wellston and Brad and Candi Brown of Wellston; five grandchildren, Seth Brown, Kelsey Brown, Emily Call, Derek Brown and Paige Brown; three sisters, Gloria Speakman of Richmond Dale, Annabelle Radick of California, and Karen Rowland (Kevin) of Columbus; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Besides his parents, Allan was preceded in death by brothers, John Brown and Charles Brown; sister, Marilyn Wack; and brothers-in-law, Tom Wack and Dick Radick.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Allan’s name be given to the Coalton Volunteer Firemen, c/o P.O. Box 158, Coalton, Ohio 45621. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com