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J.C. Brown

J.C. Brown “Brown Brown,” 89 of Pikeville, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Rhea Medical Center.

J.C. was a World War II veteran, a 67-year member of the VFW Post #5033 and American Legion Post #66, and he retired from the State of Tennessee after 31 years of service. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Ada Belle Brown; grandson, Clint Black; great-granddaughter Breanna Smith; parents, Sam and Ella Brown; sisters, Jane Boyd, Sally Thurman, and Kate Tollett; and brothers, Gordon, Everett, and Edward Brown.

Survivors include his daughter, Vickie (Garlan) Knox, Dayton; son, Jeff (Carol) Brown, Dayton; grandchildren, Robby Smith, Brandi Smith, Holly Garland, Christie Goins, April Van Dusen, Scarlet Matthew, Matthew Brown, Cheryl Jones; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Kaleb, Brandalyn, Josiah, Abigail, Madalyn, Luke, Ella, Sully, Vince, Hannah, Ariel, Alia, Cailyn, Carli, Gavin, Kelsey, Kiara, Kolby, Hudson; great-great-grandchildren, Emmary, Anslee; sisters, Mary Elliott of Suffolk, Virginia, Libby White of Pikeville, Sue Ann Cook of Arvada, Colorado; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held October 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Aaron Revis officiating. Burial was in Rigsby Cemetery.

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Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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