Karl Jeffery Brown, 68, of Conneautville passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Monday, July 10, 2023. Karl was born in Meadville on August 30, 1954, son of the late Richard Bernard Brown and Uldine Margarite O’Conner Brown. Karl graduated with the class of 1972 from Conneaut Valley High School and began his career as a roustabout working in the oil fields of Ohio while also operating Karl Brown Portable Welding. He had been an over the road truck driver, was employed with Meadville Forge, and in 1999, fulfilled his dream of operating his own shop by opening Tool City Welding which he managed until his retirement in 2021. Karl loved collecting and restoring antique vehicles, especially his 1973 Firebird. He enjoyed music and the company of his dog, Sadie, and his cat, Callie, and adored his grandchildren treasuring time with them.

     Karl was preceded in death by brother, Gerry Brown.

     Survivors include wife, Tammy Lynn Wilson Brown, whom he married on June 15, 1974; daughter, Nicole Lynn Fies and her husband, Daniel of Meadville; grandson, Alexander Karl Fies of Meadville; granddaughter, Abigail Kelli Nicole Fies of Meadville; and brother, Pastor Terry Brown and his wife, Kathy of Wattsburg.      

Friends are invited to call at Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs on Thursday, July 13, from 6-8 pm. Interment will be at Gravel Run Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to AseraCare Hospice, Waterford.