Jack R. Brown Jr.

June 10, 1941 ‒ January 13, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Jack R. Brown Jr., age 78 of Delaware, OH, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Delaware. He was born June 10, 1941 in Columbus, OH to the late Jack R. Brown Sr. and Emma (Robertson) Cappel.

Left to cherish Jack’s memory are his sons: Jack R. (Kim) Brown III, and Jonathan E. Brown; daughters: Kimberly (Terry) Thompson, and Kelly (Martin) Barry; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Jack was a journeyman mason by trade, owning and operating JR Brown Masonry for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Redmans, and was a founding member of the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware, OH. Jack was usually the life of any party. He enjoyed sporting colorful Hawaiian shirts, and a song, “The Midnight Man” was written about him. He loved music from the 1950’s, fishing, hunting, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann (Day) Brown; brother, Richard Brown; and sisters: Nancy Wilson, and Barbara Pagel.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH. A brief time for remarks or sharing memories will follow at 3:00 p.m. After the services at the funeral home, the family invites friends to join them at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 127 E. William St., Delaware, OH, for a celebration of Jack’s life.

Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Charity Newsies of Columbus, OH, https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E345645&id=2

To leave a message of condolence to Jack’s family, or to share a special memory, please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am so sorry to hear this. Jack built our stone fireplace in our new home, after a house fire that destroyed our home. He was an amazing at stonework and he was very proud of my fireplace as we were too! Beyond that, he was always a happy friendly face on the job site and he had a special place in my heart after that! He would see me in town out and about and he remembered my name and my fireplace! He was a wonderful man. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Teresa Garrett

  • Jack Brown one of the greatest masons I know.
    I love you my dear friend !
    One day we’ll build a stone fireplace together .

  • Jack Brown was the BEST Stone and block mason I ever know. Jack laid up
    basement walls, poured driveways and built beautiful stone fireplaces all over Delaware county and beyond. If someone was down on their luck he would be the first to step up to help.
    He was a true craftsman and my good friend.

    Don Piatt

  • Dear Cousins,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    Uncle Jack was very special to me and I know how much he loved all of you so can imagine the impact.
    I wish you all well and hope the best for all of you especially through this difficult time.
    Love,
    Wendy

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