Jack Gaither Brown

June 27, 1927 - November 23, 2020

Jack gave up his earthly life on November 23, 2020, he was age 93. His home was at Cypress Cove Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born June 27, 1927 in English, Indiana. His parents were Ernest Lee Brown and Hazel Gaither Brown.

Jack graduated from Shortridge High School of Indianapolis in 1945. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University in 1950. Jack was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He volunteered to join the U.S. Navy on June 25, 1945 and was honorably discharged on August 22, 1946.

Jack married Marcia A. Mendenhall on February 10, 1951. They had two children, Matthew and Sarah. Jack is survived by two grandchildren, Stephanie Kennerson and Jack Pascale; as well as a nephew, Alan Brown and a niece, Carol Lambert.

Jack was a member of the Chapel of Cypress Cove Christian Church. Jack was a dedicated and involved father throughout the lives of Matt and Sarah. He believed the most significant objective a parent can fulfill is to help their children develop strong character. Matthew and Sarah both died of Natural Conditions in 2008. Jack and Marcia had a devoted and loving 65 years of marriage. Marcia’s good judgement and Jack’s determination strengthened their love until Marcia’s death on November 9, 2016.

Both Jack and Marcia were blessed with excellent parents. Jack was proud to be an American and live in this great republic. This nation was developed and built on the capitalistic and free enterprise system. As an American citizen, he was able to develop a life goal. When backed by a plan for success and hard work, any goal can be accomplished. Our constitution guaranteeing freedom and liberty for its citizens makes this possible.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Jack Gaither Brown are suggested to The Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, FL 33916.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Louis S Hensley III & Jaime Hensley Dec 9, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Brother Jack,
    Was a man amongst men and one of the greatest friends or individuals you would ever want to know. He and my father, Louis S Hensley Jr had a life long friendship and competitive demeanor!! Jack is in a better place, where he deserves to be. Left this earth much better than he found it. Rest well my friend!! In Hoc, Louis S Hensley III

  2. Rev. Ted Althouse Feb 2, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Jack Brown was not only a member of my church (who weekly sat in the very front of the church and would often say: “AMEN” when he liked what I said) but a good friend who shared many hours of great wisdom of life with me. I will always cherish the hours spent with Jack, his two grandchildren, personal attorney and the fantastic dinner parties at the Veranda restaurant in Fort Myers. He remains a great mentor and friend.

  3. CYNTHIA BECKEL Mar 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Jack Brown was my uncle. He was a caring man who was always ready with a kind word, a loving heart, and a joyous laugh. I will always remember the time he would take to play with me even as a little girl, and he could make a game out of anything with his wonderful imagination. As we all know, Jack Brown had marvelous sense of humor, and always looked at life with the glass half full. He was well respected and deeply loved in both his personal and professional life.

  4. Marcia (Goby) Clark Mar 5, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Uncle Jack was a delightful presence in my life from my earliest memories until his recent passing. My fondest memories are of playing “Old Maid” in my grandmother’s living room and squealing with joy when he reliably “took” the Old Maid. My birthdays were always made special with a trip to “Little America”, a children’s amusement park in Indianapolis. And then so many years later when he insisted on being the “getaway” driver at both my daughters’ weddings. A “chore” which he rightly regarded as an honor – and it was. It meant so much to me that he was there for those most special times. We shared a love of dogs, family, friends, fun and faith. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him well.

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