LAKELAND - Mr. William Clifford "Bill" Brown, Sr., 88, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at Savannah Court Assisted Living in Bartow, FL. Mr. Brown was born August 17, 1928 in Socrum, FL and was a lifelong resident of Polk County. He was a Cattleman, a member of the Florida Cattleman's Assoc., and a graduate of Kathleen High School.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Charles F. and Myrtle Costine Brown; brothers, Joby, Herbert, Cleveland, Jack, Maynard, and Park; sisters, Claire and Annie.
He is survived by his sons, William Clifford Brown, Jr., Lutz, FL; Jeffrey Charles Brown and wife Betty, Fort Meade, FL; daughters, Caroline Roberts, Katherine Emmons and husband William, all of Mansfield, TX, Billinda Boldt, Windemere, FL; step-daughter, Karen Boyd and family, Okeechobee, FL; grandchildren, Jared Brown, Eric Edgeman, Dustin Edgeman, Jacinda Brown, Christopher Brown, Rachel Brown, Jordan Boldt, Jackson Boldt, Jaclyn Boldt, Jillian Boldt; several step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends please join us in a Celebration of Life for W.C. "Bill" Brown, Sr., June 10, 2017 4-7PM at the B Bar J Ranch Barn, located at 1603 Rhoden Road, Fort Meade, FL 33841
Please RSVP - Call or Text 248-762-7879 or E-mail:
Memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171