VAN WERT, Ohio — Dwayne C. Brown, 61, of Van Wert, died at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born Oct. 10, 1957, to the late Leslie L. Brown Sr. and Roxie L. (Brown) Brown who survives in Van Wert. He married Pamela I. Betser and she survives in Van Wert.

He is also survived by two sons, Joshua and Jeremy Brown, both of Van Wert; a brother, Leslie L. Brown Jr. of Van Wert; and sisters, Lucinda S. (John V.) Wallace and Jenny A. (Mark A.) Nofer, both of Van Wert.

Dwayne had worked as an auto mechanic at Taylor Auto Sales and later at Quickchange, both in Van Wert. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Van Wert and enjoyed the outdoors.

A time of remembrance and visitation will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Van Wert American Legion Post 178.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.