Chuck Brown, age 54, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012. Born in Eastman, Georgia, Dec. 2, 1957, and raised in Williston, FL, Chuck has lived in Gainesville, FL the past 31 years. Chuck's career was in landscaping and spent the last 10 as an arborist. The depth of his character was immeasurable. Chuck gave more to others than he ever kept for himself. He lived a very simple life in order to provide and support those he loved. Never once did he complain. He never judged others. His love was unconditional. His spirit was kind and generous. We will miss him dearly, but are thankful for the chance to cross paths with an angel on this earth. Chuck is preceded in death by his father, Charles Henry Brown, and mother, Faye West Brown of Eastman, GA. He is survived by his wife, Lori Brown of Newberry, FL; son Mitchell Brown of Gainesville, FL; son Jordan Brown (Rachel Brown; grandson, Barrett Brown) of Williston, FL; daughter Haylee Brown of Newberry, FL; sister Cindy Brown Heusel and her family of Lawrenceville, GA; in-laws Joe and Lois Crane of Williston, FL; sister-in-laws: Julie Crane Jones, Linda Crane Parrish; and brother of another mother, Byron Hill. Arrangements will be made for the gathering of friends and family to celebrate Chuck's life at a later date. Please go to www.gainesville.com to post your comments to his family under the Charles Lanier Brown obituary page. Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 S. Main ST, Gainesville, FL 32601. 352-376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from July 1 to July 2, 2012