Daily Archives: February 28, 2019

Ernest Roy Johnson of Newark, OH, February 25, 1946 – February 27, 2019

Ernest Roy Johnson, 73, of Newark, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home. He was born February 25, 1946 in Boston, MA to the late Hugh and Laura (Long) Johnson.

Ernest was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. He was an artist, crafter, specialized in building bird houses, a writer, and a published author.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene; daughter, Brenda Wilson; grandchildren, Philip Johnson and Rose Totten; two step daughters, Tracey Flanagan and Atida Stuck; five step grandsons; one step granddaughter; one sister, Carol Wiser of Dickson, TN; best friend and fishing partner, Dan Scarberry, and the people of World Global Ministries.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Lori Johnson; sister, Marilyn Johnson; and step son, Jackie Paul Chidester.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.  A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, at World Global Ministries, 69 King Ave. Newark, with Pastor Michael Swartz officiating.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Bernard B. “Brownie” Brown of Newark, OH, July 22, 1943 – February 27, 2019

Bernard B. “Brownie” Brown, age 75, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday February 27, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born on July 22, 1943 to the late Adrian and Letty (Harris) Brown in Crooksville, OH.

Brownie proudly served his country as a member of the US Navy during Vietnam. He retired from Newark Air Force Base and Boeing. Brownie was a long time member and Elder of Northside Church of Christ and was a friend to everyone he met.

He is survived by his sons, Keith Brown and Jim (Shari) Brown; step-daughters, Marcella Henry, Lisa (Mike) McDonald, Lori (Kelly) Brocklehurst, Leslie (Tom) Harris, and Amy (Marty) McGlone; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, with two more on the way; siblings, George Brown, Brady (Linda) Brown, Steve (Teresa) Brown, Edna Crago, and Ron (June) Harbaugh. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Brownie is preceded in death by his loving wife of 34 years, Elizabeth Brown; brothers, Miles and Myron Brown; and step-son, Terry Wise.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2-4pm at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, Oh 43055. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Northside Church of Christ, 4427 Marion Rd NE, Newark, OH 43055, where the Licking Country Veteran’s Alliance will provide military honors. Brownie will be laid to rest at Newark Memorial Gardens following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Robert Emory Wright of Newark, OH, March 18, 1938 – February 26, 2019

Robert Emory “Bob” Wright


Robert Emory “Bob” Wright went home to be with his Lord and savior on February 26, 2019. Bob was born in Newark on March 18, 1938 to Emory Wright and Atta (Casteel) Wright. 

He was a 1957 graduate of Newark High School, and a proud member of the Army National Guard.   Bob was employed by Rockwell, Kaiser and Roundy’s Trucking Service. A lover of music, Bob acquired a large collection of blue grass, 50’s, country and Christian music, and taught himself to play guitar.  An avid photographer & videographer.  Bob loved capturing memories at every holiday and on special occasions.  His favorite subject was his loving wife Pauline whom he married on Valentine’s Day 1993. A deeply religious man, Bob was a member of the Family of God all of his life.  His special ministry for years was publishing the word of God for parishioners and shut-ins (and included with his cds was his famous homemade ice cream or fudge.) This ministry brought great delight and joy to the hearts of many souls.  In their earlier years Bob and his Wife traveled throughout the country. Visiting family, friends and many sites.  They were full of life!  

Bob was loved by all who knew him and our loss was heaven’s gain and he will be missed greatly.   Bob is survived by his wife, Pollie, his children Michelle (Greg) McCarty, Annette Kinnon, and Andrew (Tonya) Wright.  Step-children Todd (Kay) O’Dell, Tammie Landis, Tawna England and Tiffany Allen.  16 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.  His sisters Carol Stalnaker, Wanda (Jack) Patterson, and Melody (Dennis) Diamond. 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Robert “Bobbie”.

Bob wanted to say a very special thanks to his loving family and friends, his nurse Brooke, his aide Cindy, and his social worker Ruth from hospice, and special friends Gus and Lynn Andrews and Gary McCray.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or the Ohio Disabled American Veterans.

The calling hours will be on Saturday, March 2nd at the Church of God, 2181 Riggs Road, from 10am to 12pm with the funeral service immediately following officiated by Brother Rube Gayheart and Preacher Gus Andrews. A graveside service will be held following the service at Smith Chapel cemetery, where Military Honors will be provided by the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.bruckerkishlerfuneralhome.com.

Juanita Ruth Lynn of Newark, OH, November 29, 1934 – February 26, 2019

Juanita R. (Flowers) Lynn, 84, of Newark, Ohio died Tuesday afternoon at The Inn at Chapel Grove, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, with her loving husband and family by her side.

Born November 29, 1934 in Newton Township, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ruth (Burrier) Flowers. Juanita was a homemaker. She loved to sing all kinds of music, especially country music, at Flowers Hall. She loved baking pies and cookies for everyone to enjoy, playing bingo and cards, and hosting an annual Lynn’s Picnic every summer for her family and friends.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Harold L. Lynn, whom she married October 25, 1953; two sons, Steve (Patty) Lynn and Roger (Rosella) Lynn and one daughter, Luca (Victor Messina) DeVault, all of Newark; 5 grandchildren, Brandy (Mike) Waldeck, Levi (Kate Zemba) Lynn, Marshall (Jodi) Lynn, Travis (Gina Depolo) DeVault, Samantha (Steven) Fitzsimmons; and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 brothers, 9 sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, several brothers and sisters –in-law, nieces and nephews.

The Lynn family wishes to give a very special thanks to Hospice of Central Ohio for all the special care and attention Juanita was given.

No calling hours or service will be observed per Juanita’s wishes. A Celebration of Life will be held for family at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.