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Stuart Lawrence Brown

February 27, 1957 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Stuart Brown Obituary

Stuart Lawrence Brown formerly of Chillicothe (CHS 1975) and Columbus, Ohio, now of Myrtle Beach, SC, died Sept. 12, 2023, at MUSC in Charleston, SC following a courageous fight to live. He was born Feb 27, 1957, in Kirkwood, Mo., to the late Darwin Wilson Brown and Margaret Ann Smith Brown. Surviving are sister Suzanne Brown Ohrstedt (Charles) and brother Dr. David Wallace Brown (Marian), four nephews - Drew William, Ryan David, Kevin Joseph, Sean Robert Brown, one niece – Katelyn Marie Brown, cousins and especially second cousin Kristy, Aunt Joan of Marian, Ind., and many friends. Those deceased include Uncle Stuart Addison Smith of Hilton Head, SC, and Grandfather Lawrence E. Brown of Caldwell, Ohio, whose names he claimed.

Stuart was the sunshine in his family’s and friend’s lives with his ever present positive attitude.  

He grew up in Naperville, Ill. until the 8th grade, and then moved to Chillicothe. He received the Order of the Arrow Award in Boy Scouts. Stuart played offense and defense for the CHS football team He was also on the baseball team, student council, and yearbook staff as a proud CHS alum. He later was a walk-on linebacker for Miami U. (Oxford) where he was pledge trainer for Pi Kappa Alpha. He also attended the University of Texas in Austin and Oxford University.

In high school, Stuart participated in a life-changing Bill Glass Ministries revival with his church youth group and “gave his heart to Jesus.” He helped Wellspring Church at the YMCA in Mrytle Beach when it first started. He was a weekly attender of Mrytle Beach’s Marketplace Ministries and a dedicated YMCA member. At Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, Mrytle Beach, Stuart swam up to two hours at a time and participated in the Low Country Splash in Charleston. During the month of October, the city along with YMCAs nationwide, are recording yards for swimmers in Stuart’s name due to his motivating spirit for athletes of all ages and abilities.

Stuart taught English in Japan to those in business. He was one of the first people chosen to go to the Great Wall in China when it opened and he supported hostels worldwide. He later traveled to Australia and worked on an oil rig. He also was a Social Worker for Franklin County in Columbus. When he lived in Austin, he worked at the state hospital. He also worked as a rural carrier for the USPS. He was the owner of Medicine Ball Exercises, and he would often travel to people’s homes as a personal trainer. He also trained a girls’ high school soccer team that won their division. He was a marathon runner, a triathlete, dancer, a bicyclist, and a devoted caregiver for both grandmothers and his parents.

A service and reception will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. (Graveside at 1:30 p.m.) He will be buried at Grandview Cemetery by the church. Stuart is dancing into heaven. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Ross County YMCA and Boy Scouts-Simon Kenton Council,

Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.   

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Graveside Service
October 28, 2023

1:30 PM
Grandview Cemetery

Funeral Service
October 28, 2023

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church (Chillicothe)


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