Tommy Lee Brown, Sr. (1952 – 2012)

Tommy Lee Brown, Sr., 59, of Montpelier died Wednesday evening at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance, Ohio.  He was born September 24, 1952 in Adrian, Michigan to Edward A. and Doris (Wheat) Brown, Jr.  Tom graduated from Anthony Wayne High School and the Penta County Vocational High School in 1972.

After school Tom went to serve his country in the U.S. Navy as a Bosonsmate.

Tom married Denise L. Walker on May 3, 2002 in Bryan, Ohio and she survives.

Tom was a welder and general laborer for numerous contractors in Northwest Ohio.

Tom was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier, the Montpelier Moose Lodge #312, American Legion and V.F.W both of Montpelier, Williams County Conservation Club and the Local #500 Laborers Union of Toledo.

Tom is survived by his wife Denise of Montpelier, three sons John and wife Velvet Henricks of Montpelier, Scott and wife Davena Brown of Delta, Tommy L. Brown, Jr. of Swanton, a daughter Jamie Brown of Wauseon, two brothers Dennis (Jeannine) Walker of Hamilton, Indiana, Jeff (Carrie) Brown of Delta, three sisters Sandy (Joe) Navarre of Sylvania, Lynne (Dave) Wymer of Delta, Pam (Keith) Roop of Swanton, nine grandchildren, father and mother in-law Earl and Illega Walker of Montpelier and an aunt Katy Shelden of Blissfield, Michigan.

Visitation hours for Tom were on Sunday, September 9th at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier.  Services were on Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier with Pastor Paul Gruetter officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  Condolences may be sent online to

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