Created on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Harry “Speed” Brown, 77, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
He was born April 8, 1937, to the late Hamilton Wilson Brown and Mildred Erdene Ritenour Brown near DeGraff, Logan County. Speed was the fifth of at least 10 children born to Hamilton and was Mildred’s third child.
He is survived by best friend, Shirley Arthur of Bucyrus, who watched over him the last several years; siblings, Jack Brown of Belle Center, Harold E. (Patricia) Brown of Toledo, Rachel Ann (Phillip) Smith of West Liberty and George (Diane) Brown of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews; and one special nephew, Terry Brown of Urbana, with whom he kept in contact.
Siblings preceding him in death include sisters, Pearl Ruth (John) Dinova. Dorothy (Paul) McClure, Mary Francis (Edward) Shull and Della Olive Brown; and half-brothers, Charles and William Strayer Brown.
Speed lived away from the family for many years, was a hard worker and loved working with horses.
A funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus, where visitation is from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Express condolences at munzpirnstill.com