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Sidney Keith Brown, Jr
October 4, 1938 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Sidney Keith Brown, Jr. went to his heavenly home on February 7, 2024 in Louisville, Tennessee after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Tampa, Florida to Mildred Tolbert and Sidney Keith Brown, Sr. He graduated from Plant High School in Tampa and then attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of the ROTC and Kappa Alpha Fraternity. It was there he met his beloved wife, the late Eve Sellers, who was the love of his life for 53 blessed years. After graduation, the Air Force took them to Georgia and Oklahoma where he flew the KC-135 and flew overseas missions. After his Air Force service, they moved to Richardson, Texas where they lived and raised two children. He was a pilot for Braniff Airlines and later head of sales at Pollution Control Products. They retired to Florida in 1998. They were blessed by the congregation of Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida and were active members. He was a loving and faithful husband and a much-admired and loved father. He is survived by his devoted children son Gregory (Paula) and daughter Becky Pleasant (Jonathan); Grandchildren Alex Brown (Aryn) and Emma Pleasant; Nephews Edward, Ron, and Evan Rikansrud; and cousin Dorothy “Dee Dee” Schatzberg (Glenn). He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister Laura “Betty” Rikansrud. His motto in life was ‘persistence’. He faithfully and persistently followed his Lord and Savior with whom he is now resting.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson’s research efforts through the Michael J. Fox Foundation or Immanuel Anglican Church, 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541