Quiet, laid back, observant are just a few words to describe Rob Lee Brown. He enjoyed a simple life and loved family bonding.
With each year, technology kept advancing and 1977 saw more advancement with the release of Atari 2600 "Atari Video Computer System" in the United States, the first Apple II computers go on sale, TV mini-series "Roots" is aired and the first commercial flight on the Concord, which had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound. Star Wars opened in cinemas, Elvis Presley passed away unexpectedly at the age of 42 and Jimmy Carter was elected as the United States39th President. In that year in Columbia City, Roger L. and Valarie J. (Wince) Brown were happy to announce the birth of their son on August 21, Rob Lee.
Growing up, Rob was intrigued by the devices in the household and it was not uncommon to find him disassembling something to see how it functioned or playing video games. He attended Columbia City High School and went on to further his education doing Cisco networking, attending carpentry school and mechanical school at Ivy Tech College. Rob worked various jobs throughout his life. He always enjoyed jobs where he was able to utilize his carpentry and computer networking skills.
In Rob's free time, he found relaxation in listening to his music, being surrounding by nature, going on walks and studying the stars and space. He enjoyed the challenges of rubik's cubes, puzzles and playing cards and games with his family. With a caring heart, he loved animals, especially horses and dogs.
Tragically, Rob's life ended too soon when a home fire erupted. Life forever changed for his family when they heard of the news on Friday morning, August 31, 2018 that Rob had passed away. Survivors include his father, Roger Brown, of Columbia City; mother, Valarie Davis, of Kimmell; sons, Seth Slabaugh and Haiden Slabaugh; grandson, Roman; sister, Laura Brown; brother, Lee (Rachel Parker) Brown; niece, DeLaney; and nephew, Riley. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Laura Brown, Carl Wince, and Homer and Martha Londt.
Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at South Park Annex Cemetery beside his grandparents, Richard and Laura Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations toward his funeral expenses, I.C.O. DeMoney-Grimes. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send his family condolences online.
Prayers for the family, Rob was always quiet & humble back in school. RIP Rob. Donya (Johnson) LaRue & Family
Our condolences to the Brown family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shaun and Christina Jones & Family
Laura .so sorry for your families loss.. Our prayers are with all of you ,,Jim And Kim
Roger, Lee, & Laura,
I so sorry about Rob. My heart goes out to you all. Cherish his memories close to your hearts and he'll always be with you. Hugs & Prayers.
Angela Loe Myers
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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