Henry J. "Hank" Drown

Birth Date: 
Sunday, February 20, 1938
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

WOOSTER – Henry J. “Hank” Drown, 79, of Wooster passed away at LifeCare Hospice on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

He was born February 20, 1938 in Wooster, the son of Henry R. and Pearl Marie Christopher Drown.  He married M. Leana Richardson on January 3, 1958.  She survives.

He was a pipeline welder with Local 798.  Hank was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ and was a member of the Elks.

Hank proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife, Leana, he is survived by his children, David L. (Tammy) Drown of Loudonville, Jennie L. (Terry) Cramlett of Big Prairie and Mark H. Drown of Creston; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Richard (Ingrid) Drown of Wooster and a sister, Marge Fisher of Orrville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Carrie M. Sullivan and siblings, Frances Kline, Carol Becker and Peggy Drown.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 Co. Rd. 330, Big Prairie with Pastor Tom Benter officiating.  Burial will be in the Ripley Church Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ripley Church of Christ, Big Prairie, Ohio


Leana and family. So sorry to read about Hank. I always enjoyed it when he would come into the Dari Bar and he would say "Hey Dobber. What's going on?" Not too many people called Mike and I by Dobber. It was always a joy to hear him call us that because it reminded me of my Dad. Thanks to all of you for sharing him with us. God bless you all!!

So sorry for your loss blessings and hugs to you all.

Jen, thinking of you and your family. Hoping that the love and prayers from those around you lift you up and give you strength. Please give your mother my condolences.
Much love, your sister, Tricia

So Sorry for your loss. I remember Hank from school events. He was a Great Supporter of his family. My thoughts and Prayers are with his family.

Thoughts and Prayers are with the Drown Family

So sorry to see this. My condolences go out to the family.I just I

So sorry to see this. My condolences go out to the family.I just I

My condolences go out to the family. Just recently I found out that we are related.He is a long time customer at Dari Land where I work. And we got to talking one day and found out that we are related.I always loved seeing his smiling face. My heart goes out to the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. My condolence to the family.

Sympathies to Dave and Tammy in this time of loss. Grace and Peace to you both and the rest of your family.

So sorry for your loss, Marge and Robbin. Praying for your family.

I always enjoyed my encounters with Hank since they came with a smile and ornery fun. Please accept my warm thoughts for the whole family as he will most definitely be missed.

Leana & Family ~ I was so saddened to hear about the loss of Hank.
His smile and laugh were contagious and he always had a great story
to tell at the Christopher Reunions. I'm so sorry I can't make it to the
services but I talked to Mark and explained. I pray the Lord give you
strength to smile a little more each day with wonderful memories you
have of Hank. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed dearly!

~ Tammy

Sorry to read of Hank's passing. Our family considered him to be a dear friend. May God give you His peace.

Leana, Dave, Jennie and Mark - I am so sorry to hear of Hank's passing. He was a dear friend of my Dad (since the 3rd grade I think) and my entire family. He was always interested in and cared about all of us. I can't count the number of times I heard him laugh - especially about the time that he and my Dad were babysitting me and Carrie and Dad's failed attempt to change my diaper! He will surely be missed.

So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family!

So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family!

Leana prayers to you and your family- Hank was such a great man .

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. May god bring peace to you all.

Worked with Hank on pipeline jobs class all the way around

Leana, We were so sorry to hear about Hank!!!! We have so many great memories of him and you!!! Sure had some wonderful times together. May god comfort you and your family always!!!! Love you!!!!!

Hank was just a fantastic person.I will miss him

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