Lake Butler, FL - Hayden Dean Steiner Brown, 23, of Lake Butler, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017.
Hayden was born on July 15th, 1993 to Saint Maurice Brown III and Peggy Jo Broome of Lake Butler, FL. He grew up in Lake Butler where he also attended school. He graduated Union County High School with his class of close friends in 2011. Hayden graduated with honors and used his knowledge to impact everyone he met. Hayden loved to travel and enjoyed his trip to Germany to see his heritage in 2012.
Hayden had an incredible love for life. He enjoyed the Florida Gators, basketball, football, friends and most of all his family. Hayden enjoyed many days at the river house while he went fishing, floating, and jumping off the dock with his buddies. Hayden never met a stranger and you could always count on him to brighten a gloomy day. His laughter and smile were contagious and truly left an impression with anyone he spoke to. He was an active member in 4-H and then FFA . He loved to show his cattle and pigs in the local county fairs.
Hayden's childhood was full of adventure, surrounded by friends and family. Summers were spent exploring caves and fishing streams in Indiana. He jumped into every pond, spring, or lake he could find. Hayden was always prepared for a good time, but he would stop and have an emotional conversation with anyone in need.
On January 24th, 2013, Hayden's life was changed when the love of his life was born, Ryder Michael Brown, his bouncing baby boy! He enjoyed his time with Ryder, riding the golf cart for hours, and spending time with him in the pool. Hayden felt so blessed to become Ryder's father.
On May 16th, 2015, Hayden married his soulmate and best friend Claudia Brown. Together, they enjoyed date nights, spending time with Harley, their "Dog Baby" and trips to Miami to visit family and friends. Hayden felt truly blessed to have found the one person in life, who would make him a better man each and every day. Hayden's love and devotion for his wife and son was unmatched and a true gift to behold.
Hayden will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind his wife, Claudia Brown; son, Ryder Michael Brown; mother, Peggy Jo Broome (Carley); brother, Acea Brown (Christine), sister, Kasey Kelley (Richard); father, Sonny Brown (Patti); mother and father in law, Elizardo and Beatriz Lopez; step-brother, Michel Lopez; grandmother, Venera Brown; uncle, Bobby Harden, step-brothers, Denny and Lenny Schmidt; nieces and nephews, Madison, Dayven, Addyson, Carter, Beckett, Lincoln.
APR 14. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Archer Funeral Home
55 N Lake Ave
Lake Butler, FL, US, 32054
APR 14. 3:00 PM
Ft Call Cemetery