James Melvin “Mel” Brown, Jr., 62, born January 22, 1958 in Ocala, Florida to James Melvin Brown, Sr., and Nina Jean Hay Brown, passed away November 13, 2020 in Ocala, Florida.
Mel proudly served our country in the United States Army as a Paratrooper in an infantry battalion. He worked in the Commercial Sanitation Department for the City of Ocala, retiring after 22 years of service.
Mel was an avid Florida State University Seminole fan and enjoyed white water rafting and deep sea fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Melvin Brown, Sr.
Mel is survived by his mother, Jean Brown; brother, Jeff Brown; son, Daryl Brown; daughter, Olivia Dreschel; and 4 grandchildren.
The Brown family will receive friends for a Visitation Gathering from 11AM-1PM, Monday, November 30, 2020 at Roberts Funeral Homes, 2739 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, Florida 34471, (352) 732-9944, with a Graveside Blessing beginning 2PM at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, 5050 SW 20th Street, Ocala, Florida 34474 with Deacon James Maubach officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mel’s name to the Dementia Society of America online, https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate or by mail to PO Box 600 Doylestown, PA 18901, or the Alzheimer’s Association online, https://.alz.org or by mail, 225 North Michigan Ave. 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Roberts Funeral Homes, East Chapel, 2739 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, Florida 34471 (352) 732-9944.