Clifton Maurice Brown
December 4, 1934 – January 2, 2020
On January 2, 2020, Clifton (Clip) Brown left these earthly bonds at the age of 85. As a lifetime Floridian, his life was filled with a variety of experiences. Clifton grew up in a one-bedroom, wooden frame home on the family's 2nd generation farm picking strawberries and a variety of crops. Hunting and fishing in the woods were some of the fun activities he did as a child.
As an adult, Clifton got a job with the Florida Department of Transportation working on the budding interstate system, we now know as I-4 and I-75. One of the projects he was involved with was the demolition of the old Skyway Bridge. Clifton worked his way up the ladder to become an Estimates Engineer District 1. After 35 years and 9 months, he retired from the State. Not long after retiring, Clifton picked back up his pens, rulers and scales to work for several consulting firms.
Clifton is remembered as the golf loving, guitar playing, song writing Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. There was always a chuckle and glint in his eye with a quick tease to make you smile. Clifton is survived by his wife Jeane Brown. He was her first boyfriend and true love for 65 years of marriage, plus three years of dating, she is always quick to state. Even though their daughter Sandy had passed several years prior, his son Michael and wife Janice have been a great source of help and comfort. Clifton is also survived by his sister Betty and brothers Bill and Lacy. There is a lot of love in this family that includes four grandchildren - David, Matthew, Hootie, & Stacie, as well as eight great grandchildren - Alexis, Michaela, Nevaeh, Chassidy, Brendan, Luke, Elijah & Malachi, who all loved him dearly, and he loved them as well.