William “Bill” Henry Brown, age 85, of Gulf Breeze, was called home December 22, 2019 with his family at his side. He was born on September 13, 1934, to the late Raymond and Pearletta Brown in Pensacola, FL. Bill graduated from Pensacola High School, class of 1953. He attended Pensacola Junior College for two years before accepting a position with Southern Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 39 years of service. Bill was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, scuba diving, spear fishing and all water sports. He was a diehard Florida Gators fan and could always be seen wearing the orange and blue. Bill also loved his garden and his fruit trees. He truly had a green thumb. Bill was loved by all who were blessed to know him and will be dearly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry Brown, Pierre Brown and Roland Brown. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Augusta Camp Brown; children, Randy (Neely) Brown of Pensacola Beach, FL and Mickey (Gwen) Brown of Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren, Christopher (Katie) Brown of Orlando, FL, Severin Brown of Gulf Breeze, FL and Annie Brown of Orlando, FL; great-grandchildren Michael Brown and Gracie Brown, both of Orlando, FL; and a host of extended family and close friends.
Visitation will be from 10:00am until the memorial service begins at 11:00am, on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2942 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563. Pastor Dan Morris will officiate. In Lieu of flowers donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, at 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561.
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