Wooster — Craig P. Brown, age 72, of Wooster, died Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a period of declining health.
Craig was born on July 20, 1951, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late Herman and Ester (Hoover) Brown and married Barbara Vance on September 20, 1987, in Wooster. Barbara survives.
He graduated from Wooster High School in 1969 and worked as a Baker for Wal-Mart for 17 years, retiring in 2017.
Craig worked from when he was 14 until he was 65. He loved playing baseball and going bowling, a Cleveland sports team fan, was a big jokester and couldn’t wait to tell you a joke, loved talking to people on his IPad, and was a big fan of Coccia House pizza.
In addition to Barbara, surviving are two step-sons, Tim (Kris) Mullins of Orrville, and Jody Mullins of Wooster; 6 grandchildren, Chad, Alisha, Corey, Devon, Cody, and Dustin; and brother, Gary (Ellen) Brown of Apple Creek.
He was preceded in death by sister, Karen Lowe.
There will be no services and cremation will take place.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gilcrest Center, 2375 Benden Dr. #C, Wooster, OH 44691, gilcrestcenter.com.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.