Joey Brown, 73

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Joey Brown, Sr., 73, of 8073 Azalea Road S.W., Bowerston, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2016, in his residence following a period of declining health.

Born Feb. 8, 1942, in Williamson, WV, he was the son of the late Lavenger Homer Brown and Nancy Jane Archer.Joey Brown obit

He retired in 2007 from the former U.S. Ceramic Tile Company in East Sparta after 27 years service.

Joey loved to cook and bake. But more importantly, he shared the lessons with his grandkids as he taught them to bake cakes and cornbread. He also looked forward to fishing with his grandkids and welcomed the opportunity to attend his granddaughters’ horse shows as often as he could. Even later in life, as he began to slow down a bit, it was important for him to help out friends and family as much as possible. Joey adored the company of his canine friends, Spike and Stumpy.

He is survived by his former spouse, lifelong friend and caregiver, Linda K. Brown, with whom he resided; a daughter, Mrs. Laura (Brian) Cadle of Roswell; a son, Joey Brown, Jr. of Sherrodsville; a step-son, David (Suzi) Robin of Surprise, AZ; a sister, Ruby Smith of Huntington, WV; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Sue Buehler of Sherrodsville; a niece, Linda Kay Lorenze of Canton; a nephew, Terry Smith of Huntington, WV; and 10 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville with Mr. Karl Henry officiating. Interment will follow in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 2-5 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663. To leave an online condolence message visit www.baxtergardner.com