OBITUARY

Percy Charles Brown, Jr.

January 11, 1958November 19, 2020

Percy Charles Brown, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the union of the late Percy Brown Sr. and LaNell Hookfin Brown. He was sixty-two years old at the time of his passing. Percy quietly stepped from this life into the next on November 19, 2020.

He grew up in Madisonville, Louisiana and graduated from Covington High School in 1976. In March 1976 during his senior year of high school, he enlisted in the U.S. NAVY as a SEABEE. In September 1976, he began basic training in San Diego, CA. He served a grateful nation for twenty-six dedicated years in the United States NAVY. After retiring from the NAVY, he attended Pensacola Junior College and then the University of West Florida where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2006. After receiving his degree, he worked various construction positions. His final position was a Master Scheduler with the Public Works Dept. at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola. He loved playing golf, cooking, and fishing. When he was a young boy, he loved hunting with his dad.

Percy was a member of the Corry Station Chapel, where he served in a number of positions. He was on the Advisory Board at the chapel. Percy enjoyed studying the Bible and embraced Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Percy was preceded in death by his parents: Percy Brown, Sr. and LaNell Hookfin Brown.

Left to cherish Percy’s beautiful memories will be his beloved wife of thirty-six years: Sandra, one sister; Sandra A. Burnside and husband Windell, two brothers: Terrence A. Brown, Walter C. Brown, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, great nephews and friends. He also leaves behind his chapel family at Corry Chapel and friends and co-workers at the Public Works Dept. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 30, 2020, at Barrancas National Cemetery with Chaplain John Ismach-Eastman officiating. The funeral cortege will meet at Olive Baptist Church of Warrington, 103 W. Winthrop Ave. Warrington, FL 32507 at 9:00 A.M.

In honor of Percy Charles Brown, Jr., memorials may be made to a local food bank or make a donation of Personal Protective Equipment to a local hospital. “The Brown family expresses their heartfelt appreciation for your sympathy in our time of grief. Thank you for your acts of kindness, love, and support.”

Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.baviewfisher-pouchapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Percy Brown, Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Lanell Hookfin Brown, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandra Brown, Beloved Wife
  • Sandra A. Burnside (Windell), Sister
  • Terrence A Brown, Brother
  • Walter C. Brown, Brother
  • Percy also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, great nephews, friends, his chapel family at Corry Chapel and coworkers at Public Works Dept.

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 30, 2020

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Tracy Dayton

December 1, 2020

Hello Family and Friends,
Although my interactions with Percy were rather brief (a three-week group NAVFAC Leadership Development Training, which began on 7/8/19) over his very fulfilling and purposeful 62-year life, I recall Percy as a very down to earth, respectful, kind, hardworking gentleman with a great sense of humor! I enjoyed hearing some of the work related stories that Percy told when it was his time to “take the floor”. It was very evident that Percy and his fellow co-workers, some of whom also attended the course (Ralph Abagis, Caleb Childers, Kevin Miller and Jackie Vuorinen-Brito) had a great synergy and ability to resolve work related challenges together very effectively! It was also quite entertaining participating in the various course group exercises, graphite sticks and spaghetti marshmallow challenge, just to name a couple. For now (since 11/19 and always), Percy is in place in which his marshmallow topper will never, ever, collapse his spaghetti tower, no matter how tall it is! :-) Family and friends, I pray that Percy’s energy will live on in you and that it will continue to strengthen you during this very difficult time and always.

Sincere Regards,
Tracy Dayton

Pete Atkins

November 28, 2020

He was part of my initiation in the Chief Mess in 1994 in State Dept he was a great guy. Talked to him a few times over the past few years when he was working at PWD Pensacola. Funny Story we were required to put a picture of all the Chiefs in our unit in our charge book and have them sign it. Now most used cartoon characters for these pictures. Well I took it literal. I gained access to the filing cabinet that had all the visa pictures in it. The only one in his file was a picture of a female. Since I had never met him I thought okay a woman with the name of Percy. And put his wifes picture in my book. He charged me a few dollars in fines for that mistake.

Richard Edmonston

November 25, 2020

Percy was a great person. Percy always had a great attitude, always smiling and a kind word. He and I would see each other at the gym. He loved to work out and stay in shape. He loved God and his country. He will surely be missed. RIP old friend.

Steven Caruso

November 22, 2020

You will be missed my friend. God rest your soul we have the watch Seabee

Ralph Abagis

November 21, 2020

Percy and I have worked together as part of a team at NAS Public Works Department NAS Pensacola for the last 5 years and knew each other when he worked fit KBR while I worked for the BOS contractor. He was and still is a well liked and important part of our team . Always had a positive attitude and could make your day better when you were having a lousy one. He had a contagious smile and joyous attitude. I am glad we shared the same trust and hope in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and I rest knowing he is is Heaven with his Heavenly Father, but he will be sorely missed. We got your Six down here my brother.

William Hubbard

November 21, 2020

Had a great time working with Percy at KBR. Always saw a silver lining in every thing. Rest In Peace Seabee. We have the watch.

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