Jack Brown walked his millionth mile to Heaven on August 1, 2013.
You may not recognize his name, but if you live in the Wooster area you have seen him walking the highways and byways. Walking was Jackie’s freedom.
Jack was born May 2, 1937 to Hazel Daugherty and Bob Bardon in Wooster, Ohio.
Jack could be found at the American Legion or selling raffle tickets for various fundraising events. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and was active in the Wooster Mustangs CB club. Jack was very proud of his trophies that he won through the Mustangs and other organizations for selling his raffle tickets.
Routines were key; walking was a gift. He had the stubbornness of a mule and the heart of a child. He loved to play cards, especially euchre, and eat at local restaurants (walking to them all). We loved to hear him say he wanted Spanish food (which meant Mexican). Certain days, exact times, the same meals, at each one. His favorite places to eat were Hero House, Green Leaf, El Tapatio, and KD Pizza. Jack also loved getting a hug from his lady friends (especially Pat Taibi).
At 75 years old, Jack took his first trip to the ocean! He rode (not walked!) to North Carolina with Chuck and his wife Ann and spent a week seeing the wonders of the ocean and enjoying the warm sunshine, although Jack wore his winter coat most of the time. It was a special time for him.
There were many special people in Jack’s life whom the family would like to thank including his good friends Mary and Randy Troyer and family that always included Jack at holidays and special events. Also, neighbor Cheryl Dunn, Scott Murphy, Aunt Barb (Bob) Ridgway, Bob Gorman, Kevin McAllister, and his friends at the Legion.
Jack was a good and caring man who realized his limitations, yet always wanted to help others and he had a good sense of humor. He will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his Aunt Barbara Daugherty Ridgway, cousins Chuck Daugherty, Chip Daugherty, Charla Higbee, Cheryl Seitz, Gary Bradley, Sandy and Ginger.
Thank you to the staff and residents of Wayne Manor that welcomed him into his new home and the care you provided. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Hospice Care Center in Copley where Jack spent his final days. We are grateful for the love, compassion, care and dignity that you provided to Jack. Thank you!
Chuck would also like to thank Mary and Cheryl and other friends, who were kind enough to spend time with Jack.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Kevin Phipps officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received on Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Jack would have liked for you to play cards with a friend, take someone to lunch, visit someone in the assisted living or nursing home, and say a kind word to someone with a disability.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
In lieu of flowers, Jack would have liked for you to play cards with a friend, take someone to lunch, visit someone in the assisted living or nursing home, and say a kind word to someone with a disability
Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Kevin Phipps officiating
Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home