MATTHEW SHANE, 25
Matthew Shane Brower, 25, died in a car accident in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 23, 2013. Matt was a self-employed tree surgeon. He loved trees as well as everything outdoors. He loved animals, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and Gator football. Matt (AKA: Mattgyver) excelled in fixing all things wooden, mechanical, electronics, etc. He was an all-around handyman. He always carried tools in his F250 and helped many a broken-down stranger or friend. He had a particular love of children. Although he had no children of his own, he loved those of his family and his friends.
Matt is with our Lord now. He is no longer in pain as he was while battling cancer for the last months of his life. He leaves behind many family members and friends. Mourning his loss are his parents John and Sue Brower; his brothers, Chet (Jaime) Brower and Tim (Shannan) Brower; his nephews Dustin, Tyler, Dalton and Logan. He will be also missed by his animals - 1 horse, 2 dogs, 12 hogs, 4 chickens, 2 mallard ducks and 2 turkeys. His friends are too numerous to name but the family appreciates their messages of condolence. We will always remember his smile and his love of life.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Micanopy United Methodist Church located at 201 NW Seminary Avenue.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from June 26 to June 28, 2013