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Richard Scott Brown, 88, entered eternal peace on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Richard (Dick) was born January 6, 1929 in Buffalo, NY to Kendal and Louisa (Church) Brown.
Dick moved to Miami as a child and attended Miami Edison High. He later returned to Buffalo where he met and married the love of his life, Evelyn Arlington. He owned a gas station in Buffalo until 1966 when he and Evelyn moved back to Miami with their 6 children. He remained in the gas station/auto repair business and eventually opened Brown's Garage at his home. He and Evelyn remained in Miami until 1999 when they retired to High Springs, FL. They were members of the First Baptist Church of High Springs.
Dick enjoyed fishing with his wife and grandsons while in South Florida and was very proud of his 25+ years of service in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 7. While in High Springs, he loved farming his 11 acres, operating his tractor and keeping busy with projects in his basement. He was well known as a fantastic storyteller and kept family and friends entertained with stories of his many adventures from flying planes, working on the railroad, training horses to driving tractor trailers, managing Bluegrass bands and many adventures in between.
Dick is survived by his five daughters, Linda (Hollis) Califf, Suzanne (the late Ronald) Brown, Roseanne (Jeffrey) Powell, Anne (Troy) Hicks, Colleen (Michael) Maresca; 8 grandchildren: Ronald Brown, Jericho (Julie) Hicks, Jonathan (Jennifer) Hicks, Jennifer and Michael Maresca, Stephen (Megan) Powell, Laura (Anthony) Brothers and Scott (Ciera) Powell; and 8 Great Grandchildren (with the 9th on the way): Evelynn Brown; Jackson and Addison Hicks; Corbin Hicks; Jude, Clara Jean and Asa Powell and Annelise Brothers; a brother, Harold (Dee) Brown; many nieces and nephews; his loving pets, Wiggles and Joey and his many grandpets.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn; his son, Richard S. Brown, Jr.; his son-in-law Ronald E. Brown; and his brothers: William and Robert Young and George Brown.
A Celebration of Dick's life will be held at his home located at 18804 NW 218th Ave, High Springs, FL on Saturday, January 20th at 2 pm.
At this difficult time, it is requested that Expressions of Sympathy be made to a savings account in Richard Brown's name at Capital City Bank or the account named 'In Memory of Richard (Dick) Brown'.
Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Cemeteries and Crematory.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2018
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