Frank C. Brown Jr., 92, of Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
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He was born November 4, 1921 in Gadsden, Ala., to Frank C. and Edna Morgan Brown Sr. He served in the Guadalcanal with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had been a resident of Panama City since 1968, moving there from Gadsden. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was well known locally as owner of the Surf Hut and Mr. Surf's Surf Shop … lovingly called "Papa Surf". He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Nancy Brown Gaddis.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nadine Horton Brown; two children, Cy K. Brown, David H. Brown; two grandchildren, Frankie Brown, Brandi Brown Albert; brother, John M. Brown; sister, Mary Brown Taylor; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Panama City, Fla. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Active pallbearers will be Marvin Glasgow III, Mike Albert, Johnny Spurlock, Stephen Spurlock, Scott Hess and Carter Hess.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions be made to Big Oak Ranch, P.O. Box 507, Springville, AL 35146, in memory of Frank C. Brown Jr.
Wilson Funeral Home - Panama City
214 Airport Road
Panama City, FL 32405
Published in The Gadsden Times on Feb. 12, 2014