Mr. William F. Brownell, Sr., a long time resident of Gulf County, passed away Saturday morning in a Panama City, FL hospital. He was retired from St. Joe Container Corp. He loved fishing and hunting and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Brownell; three children, Regina Hall, Jayne Smith, and Frankie Brownell; his step-children, Frances Ruis, Merita Pickron, David Cooper, and Cliff Cooper; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and four sisters, Cozetta Holmes, Beulah Benton, Edith Brownell, and Lucille Minger.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. CDT on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Kinard Community Holiness Church, conducted by Sister Polly Armstrong. Interment will follow in Cypress Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church for an hour prior to the service.

All services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.