Edward Ed Daniel Brown Sr.

April 21, 1937August 8, 2018
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Edward Daniel Brown Sr., born on April 21, 1937 in Pensacola, Florida, to the late Willodene (nee Dungan) and the late Jesse Daniel Brown, passed away at age 81 on August 8, 2018. He attended Tate High School and served in the U.S. Army in Bamburg, Germany; where he attained "Sharpshooter" status. His teammates called him "Reb". Edward's beloved partner and companion for the last 27 years was Donna June Carney. Previously, he was married to the late Helen Marie (nee Butler). He was preceded in death by his brothers, Emmett Brown (& Lois), Hollis Brown (Glenda), and Earl Brown (Faye). Edward is survived by his daughters and sons: Tina Marie Brown, Edward Daniel Brown, Jr. (Gina), Christina Renee Walling (Frank), Chad Michael Brown (Jackie), Gwen E. Jones (Brian), Devin V. Cantello, Cathy J. Andrews, Billy V. Cantello (Melissa) and daughter in-law Angela (nee Holland) Brown. Edward is also survived by his brothers Francis Brown (Donna), Ray Brown (Toni), and Dennis Brown (Debbie). He was proud to be called PawPaw by his 9 grandchildren: Courtney Kemmick (Shawn), Jamie Schuster (Russell), Danielle Walling, Jared Brown, Maggie Walling, Lucas Jones, Harper Jones, Rylee Jones, Christian Cantello and his great granddaughter, Aubreigh Kemmick. His family was very dear and important to him. Ed was a skilled carpenter who loved woodworking. If you could draw it, he could build it. He could throw a perfect castnet when mullet were running. He enjoyed time golfing with his brothers and sons; he appreciated being outdoors taking in God's creations; he ALWAYS relished a get together with good food and loving family. Ed drove a racecar at Five Flags Speedway, Father & Son team, and looked forward to camping with his family. He was a member of and attended (while he was able) the Church of Christ, Pensacola Blvd. Known as Daniel for most of his life, and to his family, he had an extensive work history in Pensacola. He worked for Greenhut Construction for many years, on Sacred Heart Hospital's 9th Ave. site and later the Women and Children's Center, as well as Baptist Hospital, J.C.Penney and other building sites. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of Rosie O' Grady's Inc.'s Phinneas Phogg's dance club. He worked building several businesses on South Palafox St. including Trader Johns and Pensacola Restaurant Supplies. After "retiring", Ed worked at J.D. Johnson, and last worked for The Montessori School of Pensacola. Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Highway, Pensacola with the Reverend Jimmie Blackburn officiating. Pallbearers will be, Ray Brown, Francis Brown, Adrian Hammond, Chris Brown, Justin Brown, Brandon McKenzie. Those who wish may donate in Edward's name to Covent Hospice, who so lovingly cared for him in his last days.

BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at


  • Tina Marie Brown, Daughter
  • Edward (Gina) Daniel Brown, Jr., Son
  • Christina (Frank) Renee Walling, Daughter
  • Chad (Jackie) Michael Brown, Son
  • Gwen (Brian) E. Jones, Daughter
  • Devin V. Cantello, Son
  • Cathy J. Andrews, Daughter
  • Angela (Holland) Brown, Daughter-in-law
  • Billy (Melissa) V. Cantello, Son
  • Francis (Donna) Brown, Brother
  • Ray (Toni) Brown, Brother
  • Dennis (Debbie) Brown, Brother
  • Courtney (Shawn) Kemmick, Grandchild
  • Jamie (Russell) Schuster, Grandchild
  • Danielle Walling, Grandchild
  • Jared Brown, Grandchild
  • Maggie Walling, Grandchild
  • Lucas Jones, Grandchild
  • Harper Jones, Grandchild
  • Rylee Jones, Grandchild
  • Christian Cantello, Grandchild
  • Aubreigh Kemmick, Great Grandchild


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 12, 2018

Edward Ed Daniel Brown Sr.

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Gwen Jones

August 13, 2018

Gwen Jones

August 13, 2018

Gwen Jones

August 12, 2018

Dad loved to sing, and for us to sing with him. One of my favorite memories of childhood was driving around looking at Christmas lights, singing Christmas carols. He could get out such a deep, resonating tone. It always amazed me. I loved hearing him sing.

He loved all his grandbabies so much. There was never a time when he didn't greet them with a big hug and a smile. They sure will miss visiting and showing off for Papaw to make him laugh.