Wilbur E. Brown 1935-2021
WARREN — Wilbur E. Brown, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
He was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Gad, W.Va., the son of James and Ottie Brown. He was a resident since 1944.
Web, as he was known by friends and family, proudly served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 3, 1957, to Dec. 17, 1959.
He was stationed in France, where he met his wife, the former Nicole Clairet. After being discharged from the Army, Web and Nicole made their home in Warren. He was the owner of Web and Bills Sunoco. Later, he owned 422 Auto Repair & Alignment. He retired as a supervisor from GM Lordstown in 1997.
He enjoyed watching his favorite teams, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Ohio State, and NASCAR.
Web is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nicole, whom he married Sept. 14, 1957; three children, Jeff (Peggy) Brown, Mark (Jackie) Brown and Christine Brown; seven grandchildren, James (Jaime) Brown, Mrs. Dan (Katie) Porter, George Hamilton, Julia Marie Brown, Amir Shehabi, Serene Shehabi and Mazen Shehabi; three great-grandchildren, Cassie, Caleb and Adeline; five sisters, Mrs. Doris Metzenroth, Mrs. Russell (Ina) Howard, Mrs. Robert (Georgie) Mounts, Mrs. James (Wanda) Watson and Mrs. Paul (Norma) Williams; and a brother, James E. Brown Jr.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Delbert Brown; as well as two sisters, Betty Jo Biddle and Loretta Skaggs.
A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren, Ohio 44483. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel.
Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.