Ralph Edgar Brown of Newberry, Florida died Saturday November 20, 2021 at Shands Health. Ralph was born June 3, 1926, in Miami, Florida to Ralph and Daisy Brown. Ralph proudly served in the Army as a Staff Sergeant during WW2, once home graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in horticulture. He went on to be the Division Chief of the Methods Development Program at the Division of Plant Industries.
Ralph enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and spending time with his family. He was very active in his church and with his wife was the first full time missionary called for an at home mission in Florida.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lee Brown, his sister Joanne Carnes, his children (grandchildren) Ralph (Jason, Emily), Cindy Kramer (Joshua, Beth Yarbrough, Caleb), Derrick Lee (Alexis Driskell, Ryan, Erin, Randall, Glenn) Dwight Damon Lee (Danielle, Tristan, Arianna), Shae Bath (Devin), Becky Bowers (Brooke Saunders, Tyler, Sierra, Trey), Mark Lee (Sebastian), and 16 great grandchildren.
Services will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 10600 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 on Saturday November 27, 2021, at 5pm.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 22405 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry, FL, 32669. (352) 472-5361