Jerome “Jerry” Brown, age 47, of Las Vegas, Nev. and formerly of Sycamore, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas due to complications from a motorcycle accident. Jerry was born in 1971 in Upper Sandusky, to Donna (Brown) Heilman and Jerome G. Brown. He spent his childhood in Sycamore with his mother Donna and step-father Donald Heilman. He graduated from Mohawk High School in 1989. He then joined the Navy after graduation. He met and married Maria (Blackwell) Randles and they had a son, Alex. They later divorced. He was deployed during Desert Storm and was honorably discharged in 1993. In 1998 he had a second son, Cody with Melissa Arnsperger of Mesa, Ariz. Jerry worked as a fire protection specialist for Ace Fire Systems. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bull riding. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding with a biker group. Jerry also enjoyed spending time with friends and family especially Chris and Jason which he met in Las Vegas. He also enjoyed watching his son Cody play various sports throughout school. Jerry was extremely proud of Cody for joining the Air Force in 2017. Although Jerry was not involved with his first son Alex’s life he loved him very much. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Heilman and his grandparents.
Survivors include two sons, Alex Randles, Hampton, Va.; and Cody Brown, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz.; his father Jerome G. Brown, Albuquerque, N.M.; step-father, Donald Heilman, Sycamore; one sister, Katherine (Richard) Lucius, McCutchenville; two nieces, April (Pom) Kim, Pickerington; and Rachel (Nathan) Smoot, Tiffin; two great-nieces, Jaela and Maebri; and one great-nephew, Grayson.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery, McCutchenville, with the Rev. Kristin Buchs officiating. Sycamore American Legion Post #250 will conduct a military graveside service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky, Ohio, in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.