William “Bill” J. Brown, 74, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at his residence.
He was born March 17, 1949, in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Isaac Sr. and Sarah Franklin Brown.
Bill served his country proudly with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was employed at Agrati, in Medina, for the last 27 years. Prior to that, he worked at Permold, in Medina, for 26 years. Bill loved all things motorcycles – especially Harley-Davidsons. He will be remembered for his huge heart, caring personality, having a keen sense of humor, being extremely generous and kind, and having charm that drew others to him. Bill enjoyed collecting die-cast toy cars and trucks and could often be found at the auction house on Madison Hill in Wooster. He also enjoyed visiting casinos. Bill had spent over 40 years of his life living in West Salem, Ohio. Roughly 5 years ago he moved to Wooster to be closer to his doctors while dealing with his health issues.
Surviving are his children Ginger (Mike) Preston of Orrville, Janine (Mark) Maglott of Wooster, and Randy (Nicki Troyer) Brown of Toronto, OH; grandchildren Caroline (Mike) Barr, Colt Preston, Courtney (Clayton Stack) Preston, Chloe (Benjamin Amstutz) Preston, Elijah Maglott, and Anna Maglott; siblings Ike Brown, Willis “Andy” Brown, and Sarah Jean Ward; and his former spouse and mother of his children, Geraldine Brown.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were 7 brothers and 2 sisters; and his longtime girlfriend Kathy Phillips.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, in Greenville, OH.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com