Roger Dean “Birddog” Brown
Roger Dean “Birddog” Brown

Roger Dean “Birddog” Brown was born in Middle Point to the late Allen and Alta (Long) Brown on April 12, 1941.

On Dec. 23, 1961, he married Ellen (Donahue) Brown who survives in Middle Point.

He is also survived by a daughter, Christina Brown of Middle Point, a brother, Tom (Sandy) Brown of Grover Hill, and sisters, Mary Paxson and Susan (Ron) White of Van Wert, Betty Booher of Grover Hill, Lucille Granger of Troy, Ohio, Ruby (Joe) Delpico of Springfield, Ohio, and Marcille Fruchey of Killen, Texas.

Other survivors include special friends, Jim and Mona Kennedy, Donnie and Pam Eversole, and Sherrie Friedrich.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Brown; a son-in-law, John Brown; brothers, Laurence, Richard, Gale, Carl “Bus,” and Harold Brown, Dennis Robey and sisters, Peg Anderson, Rose Sherman, and Nancy Falke.

Roger was a veteran of the US Army having been stationed in Seoul, Korea, and Ft. Hood, Texas. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, Van Wert, and a member of American Legion Post 178 in Van Wert. He also was a member of the Odd Fellows in Middle Point.

Roger had worked at the former Harold Balyeats Coal Yard in Van Wert, the former Continental Can Co. in Van Wert, and for many years at the former Kennedy Manufacturing in Van Wert. He also enjoyed helping out the Middle Point Fire Department.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Brickner Funeral Home with Wayne Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery, Middle Point, with full military honors rendered by the combined honors unit of VFW Post 5803 and American Legion Post 178.

Calling will be from 2 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the funeral home.

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