Gary E. Brown
March 15, 1965 ‒ February 11, 2017
LEXINGTON: As a local sports broadcaster, Gary’s radio handle was “the big round mound of radio sound.” He reported the color commentary on the local sports scene for WMAN. For decades, Gary’s familiar voice was heard broadcasting local high school basketball. He also reported on most all high school sports in the Richland County area. A big man with an even bigger heart, Gary E. Brown passed away at his Lexington home, Saturday evening, February 11, 2017 following an extended illness. He was 51.
The son of Raymond and Maxine (Miller) Brown, Gary was born March 15, 1965. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1982. He also completed broadcasting school in Columbus.
His passion in high school sports led to Gary’s involvement with the Madison baseball and the American Legion baseball programs. He also followed the Buckeyes, Indians, Cavs, and Browns.
He is survived by his father Raymond Brown of Lexington, brother Ed (Vickie) Brown of Lexington; nephews Nick Brown, Greg (Heather) Brown and Eric Brown and his fiancé Sidney Coldsnow; great nephews Bryson, Cayden, and Brayden; Aunt Virginia (Bob) Jourdan of Olathe, Kansas; cousin Beth (Rick) Dillon of Lenexa, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his mother Maxine Brown in 2014.
The family will receive friends Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 1-3 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 3 pm. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Richland County Humane Society may be made through the funeral home.
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