Phillip H. Brown, Jr.

Phillip H. Brown, Jr.

Phillip H. Brown, Jr., 82, of Lowell passed away peacefully on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) at Selby General Hospital. He was born March 4, 1931, in Parkersburg a son of Phillip H. Brown, Sr. and Leona Graham Brown. He was raised in Bloomfield.

He owned and operated Phillip Brown Oil & Gas Well Service until his retirement in 2002. He was an avid gun collector and sportsman and a talented wood craftsman. He was a member of the Little Muskingum Valley Baptist Church and several organizations, including Marietta Shrine Club, Scottish Rite of Marietta (life member), Scottish Rite of Cambridge (life member), Aladdin Temple of Columbus, Ohio, Masonic Lodge #429 in Lebanon, Ohio, Eastern Star for 50 years, York Rite of Marietta, National Rifle Association, Fort Harmar Rifle Club, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Friendship, Ohio, Southeastern Oil and Gas Assoc.

On Oct. 22, 1949, he married Pauline Gardner who survives with his two beloved dogs, Tootsie and Ginger; two daughters and one son, Bonnie (John) Heslop of Marietta, Judy (Roy) Bowersock of Bloomfield, Rusty (Crystal) Brown of Lowell; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Don; and five sisters, Dora, Hope, Braunda, Mary and Betty.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (July 12) at 11 a.m. at Little Muskingum Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Pringle officiating. Burial will follow in Little Muskingum Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Wednesday evening after 5. Family present on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at

Memorial contributions are requested to Little Muskingum Valley Baptist Church, c/o Birdie Kroll, 10280 St. Rt. 260, New Matamoras, Ohio, 45767, or L-A Volunteer Fire Department, Lowell, Ohio, 45744.

The family would like to thank the nurses from Marietta Home Health and Hospice for their wonderful care.