William Edward Brower

June 10, 1926April 28, 2013
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William (“Bill”) Edward Brower, 86, of Naples, Florida, husband of Norma Lee Prather Brower, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Naples Community Hospital. He was born on June 10, 1926, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the parents of the late William and Viola Brower. Bill served in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He worked 47 years in the film distribution industry – 17 years with Universal Pictures and then he retired from Walt Disney Studios as their Divisional Manager after 30 years of service. Bill was a loving family man and a very proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His greatest joy was golfing and watching the sunsets over the ocean. Bill will be dearly missed by his wife of 61 years, Norma; his daughters Jenny Bentley and Joyce Brower, both of Naples; his son William J. Brower of Atlanta, Georgia; his six grandchildren and great grandchild; as well as, his sister Carol Payne of Indianapolis, Indiana. Bill was preceded in death by his son Thomas Edward Brower and his sister Joann Forman. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens at 525-111th Avenue N.; Naples, Florida 34108. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples FL 34105.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 2, 2013

William Edward Brower

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May 7, 2013

Grandpa you will truly be missed. I will always remeber the summer I came down and spent two weeks with you and Grandma. I enjoyed making your lunch, watching tv shows, and you always riding around in the hoveround! I know you stayed strong and you fought all the way to end. I'm glad to know that your in a better place now without anymore pain. I love you and miss you so much already.

May 3, 2013

Love to you, Norma, Billy, Cathy, and family during this sad time. We have wonderful memories of Bill as our Olde Village Court next door neighbor who "oriented" us to Village Mill when we moved in in 1987. Jim & Laura

Nancy Ditsler

May 2, 2013

Norma Lee and family: We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family on the passing of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. Even though it has been many years since we seen you and Bill, ( at the school reunions) we will never forget his humor. May it comfort you all to know he is at peace. Blessings to you.
Leo and Nancy Ditsler ( Marilyn Prather's sister ) The Villages, Fl.


May 2, 2013

Dad, I am so sad that you are gone, but knowing that now in heaven you are your old self without pain and healthy gives me peace. Will miss coming over and learning the new word of the day and fighting you for the blanket. You were so fun. Keep an eye on us once in awhile. I will be looking up at you too. Love and Miss You Daddy.

Michelle Stice

May 2, 2013

Grandpa- You were such a fighter all the way to the end. Nothing ever brought your spirits down and you always knew how to make us laugh. You are in a better place with no more pain. Love you so much!!

Stephen Pfrank

May 2, 2013

Uncle Bill was a wonderful man whose memory I will always treasure. Visits with the Browers were special events, and the hospitality was always outstanding. One of the best parts of my Navy days was overnighting in Atlanta between Florida and Indiana. To Aunt "E", Jenny, Joyce, Billy, and all of the family go my deepest sympathies and condolences. Love, Steve

May 2, 2013

My love and thoughts to all of you. He was a wonderful man to work for and a priviledge to know. He will be missed.


May 2, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

May 1, 2013

To the Brower family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Jackie chuck/Sotiere Nicholson.

John Ramsey

May 1, 2013

Hey Mrs. Brower. Please accept my condolences on your loss.