June 17th, 1928 – August 21st, 2012
Mack Brown, lovingly nicknamed “Flut”, was born the fourth of five children on June 17, 1928, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Carrie Maxwell and Clarence Brown.
Mack served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1949, in the Korean War and other locations throughout the world. He continued in service to his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1971 for a total of 24 years of faithful and exemplary military service.
During his military service, Mack met and married the love of his life, Florence (Ruby) May Arrindell. To this union were born two children; Maxine Michelle and Michael Anthony, both of San Diego, CA.
Mack went on to complete his High School education and graduated from Lincoln High School in San Diego, and then went on to earn his Associates Degree from San Diego City College in Industrial Supervision.
He was employed by Naval Air Station, North Island Public Works Department; serving as a Maintenance Foreman for 25 years until his retirement in 1993.
Mack possessed a unique personality and loved to laugh and make others smile. There was no doubting what was on his mind and he didn’t hesitate to make his point well known and crystal clear. Mack was an avid fisherman; he loved to share the fish that he caught with family and friends. He also enjoyed cooking, playing dominoes and listening to the blues. He was an excellent family provider and truly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mack was very active in the following organizations: American Legion Post 0310, feeding the homeless for over 21 years; as well as The Retired Enlisted Association, and Friends of the Southern Poverty Law Center;
Mack was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Carrie Brown, two brothers; Jimmie Maxwell and Pearly Brown; his two sisters, Lois Suddeth and most recently Mamie Ruth Anders, who passed on Monday, August 13, 2012.
On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Mack Brown departed this life peacefully under the excellent care of San Diego Hospice leaving to cherish his memory: his wife, Ruby Brown, his daughter Maxine Williamson (Ricky); his son, Michael Brown (Alex); his grandchildren Haeli Sinclair Williamson, Mikayla Alexis Brown, Darion Londell; Devon Mone; DeJoisnet Jean (Williamson) and Steven Alexander Ayala and one great-granddaughter, Jai Auna Williamson; two brother-in-laws, Abe Suddeth and Dennis Arrindell and one sister-in-law, Heather Arrindell; two nieces, Beverly Henry and Denise Anders and two nephews, Donald and Derrick Anders and host of other relatives, friends and loved ones.