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Larry Gene “Smokey” Brown

Larry Gene “Smokey” Brown, 69 of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

He loved spending time with his family, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working with his chickens. Larry served in the United States Army from 1970-1973, worked in the warehouse at Bledsoe Farmers Coop for 10 years, and was of the Church of God faith.

Preceding Larry in death were his parents, Ervin and Augusta Perkins Brown; brothers, Jack, John, and Robert Dean Brown; and grandson, Clyde Brown.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 31 years, Darlene Marie Angel Brown; sons, Rodney (Becky) Brown, Bo Brown, Robert (Laura) Brown, Cody (Ashley) Brown; daughters, Tina Brown and Lynn (Chad) Brown; brothers, Danny (Ellen) Brown, and Arthur (Patsy) Brown; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; special friends, Keith and Shirley McKinney; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Danny Lee officiating. Burial was in Brown’s Family Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Pikeville Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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