Mr. Donald Brown, Sr., 81, passed away at his home Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
Mr. Brown was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Vicksburg, Miss., and has been a longtime resident of Fort Meade, Fla.
He retired as a maintenance mechanic from U.S. Agri-Chem after 34 years of faithful service.
Mr. Brown was a member of Lake Buffum Baptist Church, Fort Meade, where he served as a deacon and remained very active to serve where he was needed. He was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran, serving in the Korean War, member of the Fin & Feather Hunt and Fish Club, and a 1950 graduate of Redwood High School in Vicksburg.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by several of his brothers and sisters, and a brother-in-law, Melvin Griffith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dora Brown, Fort Meade; sons, Pat Brown and wife Penny, Frostproof, Barry Brown and wife, Cindy, Fort Meade, Everett “Bubba” Stagg and wife Monica, Wauchula, Fla.; daughter, Lynda Adlam and husband Tim, Fort Meade; brother, George Brown and wife Vera, Vicksburg, sisters, Dorothy Griffith, Grace Scott and husband, Joe, all of Vicksburg, 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E, Broadway, Fort Meade.
Funeral service is 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Lake Buffum Baptist Church, Fort Meade, with the Rev. Mike Patelli and the Rev. Kenny Slay officiating.
Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hancockfh.
Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.