Otis I. Brown, 76, of San Mateo, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Gainesville and had lived in Putnam County for over 50 years. Otis was a veteran of US Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was a 1963 graduate of Bell High School in Gilchrist County and was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. He also attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Palatka ward. Otis had worked as a clamp operator for Georgia Pacific retiring after many years of service. In his leisure time, Otis enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing softball and watching the Florida Gators. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
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He is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Bertharee Brown, and 5 siblings, Charles, Ray, Herman and Elmer Brown and Diane McGuire.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy Brown of San Mateo, children, Michael Brown (Corky) of Lake Butler, Traci Prescott (Tom) of San Mateo and Travis Brown (Jennifer) of High Springs, sister, Hilda Davis (Robert), and brother, Gary Brown both of High Springs, grandchildren, Mark Brown (Kara), Joshua Brown, Emma Price, Annabelle Price and Ava Brown, great-grandchildren, Averi and Easton Brown, numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family.
Service will be held at 3:00 on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel with Bishop Michael Curtis presiding. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of services at 3:00 P.M.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or SAFE Pet Rescue, P O Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Otis’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.