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Art Manser Brown

Donald Arthur "Art" Brown, 67, of Gulfport, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Bay Pines VA Health Care System, Bay Pines, FL.  He was born in Jacksonville, FL.  He returned to St. Petersburg in 1981 from Piney Flats, TN.  He was a graduate of Carson Newman College and then attended the University of Tennessee where he was working on his Master's Degree and was a V.A. Representative at Job Service of Florida.  Art served in the U.S. Navy as a GMG3 in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane M. (Keller) Brown; 1 son, David A. Brown of St. Petersburg; 1 daughter, Wendy M. Irizarry of Ocala, FL; his mother, Penny Brown, St. Petersburg; 3 brothers, John Brown of Yankeetown, FL, Bruce Brown of Jefferson City, TN, Mark Brown of St. Petersburg; 1 sister, Michelle Jockers of St. Petersburg and 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Magan Wager.

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04/01/15 08:15 AM #1    

Stephanie Taylor

I did not know him well, but I offer my sympathy in this time of grieg & loss. I lost my husband 7 mos. ago. Life will get better. Have faith in yourselves. Stephanie

04/01/15 08:34 AM #2    

Lorra Kaye Jones (Otto)

I am sorry for you loss.  You are in my prayers.


04/01/15 09:56 AM #3    

Ronald Fannin

I remember Art not only from NEHI, but from the YMCA camp where we were counsellors. Art and I taught the archery and rifle lessons.  One night the 15-16 year old campers were on the right side of the lake from our camp doing an overnight adventure.  Art and I took our bows and swam over to where the kids were spending the night to add some fun to their outing.  Art shot an arrow into the middle of their fire as the counsellor was telling a scary story about the indians that lived in the area.  This managed to scatter all of the screaming campers.  After that we swam back across the lake to the main camp.  The next morning a resident on the lake came to the camp to tell us that he had chased a 9 foot alligator back into the swamp adjacent to our camp.  This meant that it went right through the area that we had swam through the night before.  He was a good friend and companion and will be sorely missed by those that knew him.  Our prayers go out to his family and friends.   

04/02/15 09:52 AM #4    

Patricia Martin (Bovee)

My sympathies to your family in your time of grief. My husband served in the Navy during the Vietnam War also. He too died almost 3 years ago. He was a patient of the Greenville VA Clinic,an extension of the William Bryans Jennings Dorn center of Columbia, SC. Their support meant everything to Carl. As time passes, the grief lessens. God Bless your family.

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