Edward F. Brown

Edward F. Brown passed away very early Saturday September 30th, 2017. Born on October 18, 1951 he was 65 years old. Edward, known to his friends and family as Eddie or Mr. Eddie is survived by his wife of 16 years, Leslie Brown.
Eddie was born in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma but spent most of his childhood in Helena, Arkansas with his family including his two younger brothers, Sheldon and Kevin. Pharmacy school at the University of Florida brought Eddie to the Gainesville area where he graduated in 1977. While still in school, he began working for Gresham Drugs in the town of Alachua. At Gresham’s Eddie built a reputation as a devoted hometown pharmacist. After Gresham’s closed, Eddie and his wife Leslie established Hometown pharmacies within Hitchcock’s Supermarket in Newberry and Alachua in the early 2000s. Throughout his more than forty years of service in Alachua and the surrounding community, Eddie was more than a familiar face and earned the reputation as a trusted family pharmacist up until his passing. Those who knew him knew his dedication to his work and customers had no bounds.
Eddie was an excellent fisherman and frequented the Suwannee area of Florida to fish, scallop, or just go boating. He was also a skilled craftsman and enjoyed spending time building and working with machines, engines, or anything he could “tinker” with.
Eddie will be remembered as someone who often thought of others. His devotion to his family was immeasurable. He was a loyal friend and loving family man who will be dearly missed by his wife, stepchildren, his brothers, extended family, and his work family.
His family wishes to acknowledge his lasting devotion to the Suwannee River where he spent much of his time. In lieu of flowers please donate to Save our Suwannee, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Suwannee River and its wildlife.
A celebration of Eddie’s life will be held Sunday October 8th at 1pm at Milam Funeral Home 22405 W. Newberry Road, Newberry. Attendees are encouraged to wear colorful clothing in honor of the beautiful man he was! The celebration will be followed by a reception at the same location.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 352-472-5361 www.milam.com

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