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Obituary for O. Dean McKown
O. Dean McKown, age 75, of Newport, Ohio, died Monday, April 2, 2018, in the comfort of his son and daughter-in-law’s home in Caldwell. He was born April 1, 1943, in Lowell, son of the late Oval and Hazel Jane Parsons McKown. He was a 1962 graduate of Fort Frye High School, and he was a United States Army veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong farmer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Carla and Darla McKown; one grandson, Nathanial Phillips; one sister, Margaret Stack; and two brothers, Robert and Roger McKown.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Darlene Barlow McKown, whom he married November 5, 1966; one daughter, Mary McKown (Stan Jones) of Marietta; two sons, Dean E. (Tiffany) McKown of Caldwell and Ricky McKown (Nikki Davis) of Newport; 8 grandchildren, Kenneth McKown, LeiLynd McKown, Laysei McKown, Koda McKown, Libby Phillips (Anthony Orr), Jaxon McKown, Rebecka Boyd, and Lucille Boyd; 1 great-grandson, Augustus Orr; three brothers, Eugene (Mary Lois) McKown of Crooked Tree, Charles (Bonnie) McKown of Macksburg, and Cecil (Debbie) McKown of Kimbolton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Friday, April 6th at 11AM. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Lund Cemetery in Macksburg conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, Ohio, 45750, or Marietta Home Health and Hospice, 450 Pike Street, Suite I-1, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.