J.W. "Toodler" Brown, age 84, of Crestview, Fla., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born in Crestview on Sept. 9, 1929, to Will and Mattie Brown. He was a Charter member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and was the first person to be baptized there. J.W. was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Hazel Lovvorn. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bobbie Reeves Brown of Crestview; son, Gary Wayne Brown of Crestview; daughter, Cheryl Denise Kolb and Kenneth Randall Kolb of Crestview; grandchildren, Joshua Roy Luke and Kristin Luke of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Brandi Danielle Blakey and Tyler Mclain Blakey of Laurel Hill; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Marshall Luke, Kaitlin Reeves Luke, Addisyn Klaire Blakey and Aubrey Kate Blakey of Laurel Hill; sister, Claudia Showers of Crestview; numerous nephews and nieces.
The Guest Book is expired.
A celebration of J.W.'s life will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Woodlawn Baptist Church. A time of visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers are accepted or donations can be made in J.W.'s memory to Woodlawn Baptist Church building fund.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on June 26, 2014