Charles Milton Brown passed away on June 3, 2017. Milton was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to Effie Smith Brown and Sidney Frank Brown on June 28, 1926, the youngest of eight children. In January, 1945, he graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, where he acted as both quarterback and captain of the football team. Immediately after graduation, he entered the US Navy, serving as a radarman on a ship in the Atlantic for the remainder of World War II.
Milton married his high school sweetheart, Mercedes Ingram, on January 29, 1950. He then graduated in 1951 from the School of Forestry at University of Florida. As a forester and land reclamation engineer, his profession included planting and supervising the planting of over 14 million trees.
Milton is survived by his wife Mercedes, his bride of 67 years. Together, they have two daughters, Zanese Duncan (Emeral) and Kalynn Pressly; three grandchildren Cabe Duncan (Abby), Kara Pridgen (Mike), and Gaela Harris (Phil); and two great grandchildren Tripp Harris, and Nora Grace Duncan; as well as other extended family.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 4:30pm at Oak Grove Cemetery in Wildwood, Florida with burial to follow. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, Fl.