Charlie Brown

Charles Franklin Brown, 79, of Chillicothe, died November 16, 2014, at his home, unexpectedly.  He was born September 5, 1935 in Chillicothe to the late James H. and Maybelle Cobb Brown. On September 26, 1970 he married Alice M. Thornton, who died April 21, 2011. Survivors include a son, Chris Cousins, of Chillicothe; a step-son, Clark (Karen) Lee, of Chillicothe; his grandchildren, Shanea, Champaign, and Christopher Cousins, Stacey Boltenhouse, Natalie Martin, Megan and Monique Lee and Chelsie Parrish; two great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Charlene) Brown, of Chillicothe; several nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by a brother Jim Jr. and a sister, Myrtle.

Charles retired as an aircraft mechanic from Rickenbacker Air Field. He was a US Air Force veteran. Graveside services, conducted by the Ross Co. Veterans Honor Guard and Pastor Clifford Brown, will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday at Floral Hills Memory Garden. Calling hours will not be observed.

Comment from Comrade Jeff Price
While funny paper Charles Schulz had his charley brown, 302nd were. Blessed to have our own version of a Charley Brown. Charley had a good sense of humor an would also cut thru the bs politics in the unit an give a good read on what was really going on. Worked with charley in many capacities; one being we were both members of AFGE, american federation of government employees. Our Union for all civilian employees. He an I served together as officers of our union for many years. So Charley have meaning to his words by serving in a capacity of leadership. Whatever hole that was needed to be filled Charley be the first to volunteer. There was always a certain amount of friction between military an civilian authorities towards members of the Union an especially officers of this Union. After all we didn't operate in secret. Charley also served on an extremely important negotiating team to hammer out a new contract with our civilian bosses. This involved the civilian side at RAFB of national guard and AFRES units.  No secret our union team got every goal we set forth before negotiations.  Charley was very loyal to our cause an mission. I am proud to know him an serve we him. Will never forget our own Charley Brown.