JOHNSTOWN -- Joe Fown, 73, of Newcomerstown, former longtime Pataskala resident, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.

He was born May 22, 1937, in Croton, to the late Benjamin and Nina (Annis) Fown.

Joe graduated from Hartford High School and proudly served in the United States Army.

Joe was the former owner of K&K Auto Parts and Salvage in Pataskala. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Christian Union in Newcomerstown.

Including his parents, Joe was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.

Joe is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Patricia Waggoner; his children, Judy (James) Cantrell, Nina Fown, Tina Fown, Connie Jo (David) Riley, Tracy Fown, Steven Fown, Darrin Fown and Gregory Fown; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ona May Riley; brothers, Robert and Herbert; and nieces, nephews, children that called him "grandpa" and good friends.

Joe also leaves behind Patricia's family, including her two sons, Daniel (Mary) Waggoner of Union, Ky., and their children Jacob, Emily and Jordan, and Brad (Michelle) Waggoner of Utica, and their two children Tristen and Riley; Patricia's mother, Pauline Walkup of Newcomerstown; Patricia's sister, Donna (Bob) Lafollette of Newcomerstown and their children and families. Bob was Joe's dearest and best friend. They spent many happy times together.

Joe leaves behind his wonderful church family and wanted everyone he came in contact with to know how much he loved Jesus and was ready to go be with Him.

His black Lab "Jake" will miss his rides in the old red pick-up truck, making his daily cruise around town.

Joe will be sadly missed by many.

A funeral service took place Oct. 15, 2010, at the Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, with internment in the Hartford Cemetery. Pastor James Reed officiating.

An online memorial can be located at