Earl "Pete" Richard Brown
January 21, 1943 – September 7, 2019
Psalm 91:1&2; He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Earl Richard Brown, affectionately known as “Pete”, age 76, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina, a son of the late Ralph Brown, Sr. and Rexie Vernal Hughes Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ralph Brown, Jr., Louise Giles, Eula Hurt, and Mary Porch.
Pete was a graduate of Science Hill High School and a veteran of the United States Army. During his time of service he received the following decorations and citations; Sharpshooter M-1 Riffle. He was a member of Gray Station Baptist Church, and enjoyed taking mission trips with the church. He retired with over 30 years of service as a baker from Rainbow Bakery. He was an avid farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Brown; his three children, Tracy Bundy and Bri, Jennifer White and husband Anthony, and Mike Brown; seven grandchildren, Charity Stone and husband Jake Stapleton, Jordan Stone, Autumn Farmer, Luke White, Evan White, Kaitlin Brown, and Taylor Brown; one great granddaughter, Sailor Stapleton; one brother, Glen Brown; a special friend, Billy Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Arden Taylor officiating. Committal Service and Interment will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Garden of Peace at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Military honors to be rendered by Boone Dam VFW Post #4933.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Jonesborough Rescue Squad, and all the Doctors and Nurses at the Johnson City Medical Center Emergency Room for all their love and care that was shown.
Arrangements especially for Mr. Earl Richard “Pete” Brown and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.
- Patricia Brown, Wife
- Tracy Bundy and Bri, Daughter
- Jennifer White and husband Anthony, Daughter
- Mike Brown, Son
- Glen Brown, Brother
- Billy Thompson, Friend
- Mr. Brown is also survived by 7 Grandchildren: Charity Stone and husband Jake Stapleton, Jordan Stone, Autumn Farmer, Luke White, Evan White, Kaitlin Brown and Taylor Brown; Great-Granddaughter Sailor Stapleton; and several nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Committal Service & Interment Thursday, September 12, 2019
Earl "Pete" Richard Brown
September 12, 2019
Prayers for you during this time that God will bring you comfort and strength.
Myra Jones Dill
September 11, 2019
Pat and family, we truly have a special place in our hearts for Earl and you, Pat. The special time we came together was at
Gray Station Baptist Church. Now its been many years. We loved Earl and will miss him in his seat every Sunday from now on. Two warm friendly faces you have always been. Earl had a lot of influence on us. He was such a kind man. Our prayers are with your family. He is living in a beautiful place today. I pray for you all.
David and Vicki Miller