Archie Ray Brown

August 10, 1934 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 86)


Archie Ray Brown, 86, of McDermott, died Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at home.  He was born August 10, 1934 in Henley, OH to the late Virgil and Sarah Jane (Euton) Brown.  Archie was a forklift operator, worked for Waller Brothers Stone Company, was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, and a retired Trustee of Rush Township.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Brown, son-in-law, Dale Altman, brothers; Chester, John, and George Brown, and sister, Nancy Eichenlaub.

Archie is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen (Montavon) Brown, his daughter, Connie Altman of West Portsmouth, sister, Leona Plummer of Lucasville, sister-in-law, Carolyn Brown, of Otway, daughter-in-law, Teresa Brown of McDermott, five grandchildren; Teri Snyder, Kim Green, Kellie Altman, David Altman, and Dale Altman, II, ten great-grandchildren; Timmy and J.D. Snyder, Miley and Hailey Altman, Braden Altman-Taylor, Bryson and Braxton Taylor, Evan, Maddie, and Daylon Green, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Melcher Hammer Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. David Glockner officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in West Portsmouth. Visitation will be 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, March 29, 2021 at the funeral home.

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March 29, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Melcher Hammer Funeral Home
1417 Offnere Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Funeral Service
March 30, 2021

1:00 PM
Melcher Hammer Funeral Home
1417 Offnere Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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