Donald Edward Bown,90, went home to be with our Lord Saturday, February 22.
He was the son of James and Sadie Bown and was born February 8, 1924 in Hamilton, Ohio.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jimmy and Cliff, sisters Martha and Mary Lou, his wife of 11 years Fae (Tripp Avileo) and his wife of 33 years Ada (Gabbard). He leaves behind brother Harley, sister Lydie, Ada's sons Donald Ray (wife Deborah) of Middletown, Ohio, Edward Lee (Susan) of Oxford, Ohio, Johnny Allen of Oxford, stepson Steven Heckman, numerous nieces and nephews, granddaughters Jamie and Ashley, grandsons Aaron, Tanner, Cameron and Patton, step grandson Stevie, great grandsons Adrian and Gage and his close companion, Casey.
Don was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was proud to be a cement mason in southwest Ohio and worked on many familiar landmarks. Don was a devout southern Baptist. A memorial service will be held at the Somerville, Ohio cemetery at a later date.www.mossfeasterclearwater.com