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Hunter Brown

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Mark “Hunter” Brown on Thursday, January 20th, 2022, at the age of 31.

Hunter graduated from Polk County Collegiate High School where he received his Associates of Arts in Business Administration, and later continued his studies at University of Florida and University of South Florida.

Hunter was born in Lakeland, Florida on January 17th, 1991, to Tawney Chapman and Mark Brown. Hunter was raised in Lakeland but recently relocated to St. Petersburg for an amazing job opportunity as a medical billing supervisor. Hunter loved his job and had incredible work ethic.

Hunter enjoyed traveling, hiking, playing the guitar, attending music festivals and the theater. Hunter recently saw Cats in Tampa with his mom and some friends.  Hunter also enjoyed playing sports since he was a little boy. Hunter grew up playing football, hockey, and tennis. He still played tennis regularly with his mom and recently played his last match with her, winning 7-6. Hunter was a lifelong fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hunter also enjoyed taking his beautiful golden retriever puppy, Anya, to the dog beach.

With a heart of gold, Hunter cared for others in the purest way. He loved and accepted everyone for who they were. He enjoyed helping others in any way he could, including, participating in the Big Brother Program at the Boys and Girls Club. Hunter did everything he could to make everyone around him feel special. Hunter had the deepest love for his family and friends and cherished every second he spent with them. Hunter had a fighting spirit and never gave up, no matter what life handed him.

Hunter leaves behind his mother, Tawney Chapman, his father, Mark Brown, his stepmother, Diana Brown, his two sisters, Britney Brown and Bailey Strickland (Bradley Strickland,) his stepbrother Jordan Napoles, his three nephews, Kayden, Jedidiah and Yeshua, his grandparents, Tom and Lee Chapman, and his grandmother, Ann Brown.  He also leaves behind Aunt Kim and Uncle Paul, Three cousins Taylor, Austin, and Logan Barger. Aunt Leann and Cousin Cameron. Aunt Kristen and Ron, three Cousin Zachary, Damon, and Michaela Tedrow. Uncle Kevin and Aunt Laura Brown. And lastly three cousins Melissa Chapman, Heather Porterfield, and Amanda Chapman.

He will forever be remembered and loved by his family, friends and all who knew him.

A Memorial service will be at Indian Rocks Baptist Church on January 29, 2022, at 1:30pm located at 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo FL 33774

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