OBITUARY

Raymond Fred Browder

November 12, 1935August 4, 2018
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On Aug. 4, 2018 our precious Dad, Raymond Fred Browder, 82, departed this world, leaving his pain behind to join his Savior and our Mom.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Payne Browder; his parents, Edgar J. and Mabel Cole Browder; one sister, Audrey B. Grubb; and one brother, Kyle Browder.

Raymond leaves behind a daughter, Kim Quillen and husband, Jerry; one son, Chris Browder and wife Melissa; two brothers, Norman Browder (Jean), Wayne Browder (Cookie); one sister, Kaye Malone (Rick). He will be missed by four grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Jason Anderson, Ryan Quillen, Madison and Mackenzie Browder; plus, two great-grandchildren, Layla and Leanne (Lovey) Neal; several nieces and nephews.

Heartfelt appreciation goes to his caring neighbors, Barbara Durham, Judy Miller, Lois Hood and Willis and Betty Wagner.

Many will miss Raymond’s generosity, his servant’s heart, his ability to help people find their niche in life and his special way of making even the heaviest of hearts crack a smile!

Raymond worked for several businesses in Sullivan County: Cut Rate Supermarket (15 yrs. old); Bahnson Construction, welder (16 yrs. old); Robert & Johnson Lumber Co. (1952-1960); Gibbons Lumber Co., manager (1960-1975); Sequoia Supply, Salesman (1975); East Tennessee Structures, manager (1975-1986); Southern Building Systems, manager (1987-1995); Posteel Buildings, manager (1995-2005).

Raymond volunteered in numerous roles in Sullivan County: Sullivan County Rescue Squad (1970-1979); Tri-City Airport Patrol Safety Commission (1974-1979); Charter member of Kingsport Optimist; Kingsport Chamber of Commerce; Indian Springs Little League basketball and football coach; St. Paul United Methodist’s softball coach (10 yrs.); St. Paul United Methodist Board of Directors, Chairman; Eagle Pointe Condo Association, President (2002-2018).

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (August 8, 2018) at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Vaughn officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday (August 9, 2018) at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Christus Garden. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that in the next coming days you touch someone with a random act of kindness, give a word of wisdom or simply tell a joke. Please send a description of your actions to Kim Quillen & Chris Browder at 5805 Seneca Rd Kingsport, TN 37664. We will cherish each one. Online condolences may be made to the Browder family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Browder family.

  • FAMILY

  • Kim Quillen and husband Jerry, Daughter
  • Chris Browder and wife Melissa, Son
  • Norman Browder and wife Jean, Brother
  • Wayne Browder and wife Cookie, Brother
  • Kaye Malone and husband Rick, Sister
  • Jason Anderson, Ryan Quillen, Madison and Mackenzie Browder, Grandchildren
  • Layla and Leanne (Lovey) Neal, Great-Grandchildren
  • Several Nieces and Nephews, Family
  • Edgar J. and Mabel Cole Browder, Parents - Deceased
  • Margaret Payne Browder, Wife - Deceased
  • Audrey B. Grubb, Sister - Deceased
  • Kyle Browder, Brother - Deceased
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Anderson
  • Ryan Quillen
  • Trevor Browder
  • Josh Russell
  • Howard Spurgeon
  • Randy Shipley

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Raymond Fred Browder

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Gary Clark

August 8, 2018

Chris and our oldest son played football together from grade school through high school and where good friends. Kim was in one of our Sunday School classes at Sunnyside Baptist. We have attended church with Margret's sister, Pat May, for many years. Now I see and talk with Madison at Rowe's. Our prayers are with all the family on the loss of Raymond. He did have a servant's heart and was always involved with his family and their activities. He always had a big smile. Everything that I know about Raymond is good. Raymond will be missed by many. Sorry that we could not come to the visitation and express our condolences. Gary and Diana Clark

John Bowman

August 8, 2018

I worked with Raymond many years ago at Gibbons Lumber Company, he was truly one of the good ones. My condolences to the family.

Kim Fansler

August 8, 2018

Kim, Jerry, Ryan and Jason, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through and I am praying for each of you. It is never easy to lose someone you love so much, but I know God will give you the comfort and peace you need right now. Love you all! Kim and Randy

Larry and Kathy Carter

August 7, 2018

We are so sad of the passing of Raymond. He never missed an opportunity to help us, if we needed any help, when we came home to the condo. Always helped anyone who needed it. We loved our visits with him, and he always had a joke for us; even told me one on the phone Wednesday when I was in Kingsport.

We loved Raymond and he will truly be missed by the people of Eagle Pointe. It won't be the same when we come home to Kingsport to visit.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Susie Pratt

August 7, 2018

There are no words that can describe how much he will be missed. He was such a smart man. He welcomed us when we moved here last year with open arms and a sincere heart. I will never forget this past May when he called us and told me to tell those little girls (my grandchildren) that the pool was open. Because he knew the girls were always after me to call Raymond and ask him when it would open. You could tell the joy in his voice when he called. He was a very good friend and neighbor. May God comfort all his family during this time of sadness. He was truly a good Man.
Sam and Susie Pratt

Judy Kistner

August 6, 2018

There are no words adequate.....such a special man. My heart aches for you. Raymond was a man of incredible stature and integrity.
My condolences to Kim and Chris and the rest of your wonderful family.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15
May Raymond rest in peace and rise in glory.

All my love

Judy Rhea Kistner

Sisters/ Naomi & Dorothy Crawford and Bear

August 6, 2018

You our dear friend are so special to us. We enjoyed seeing you on our morning walks past your home, saying hello and sharing a smile with you as we passed. We will miss your smiling face each time we saw you out checking to see if all was well in our neighborhood which we all love so dearly. We will miss the time you took to look after our surroundings and all the continuous effort you took to make each neighbor feel so welcome and give each a feeling of family. Our prayers and thoughts go out to each of your family members. We pray each find comfort at this time. You will be missed by each of us here however we will always have you in our hearts and mind.

Sisters/ Dorothy and Naomi

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Biography

Raymond Fred Browder was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Raymond will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

On Aug. 4, 2018 our precious Dad, Raymond Fred Browder, 82, departed this world, leaving his pain behind to join his Savior and our Mom.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Payne Browder; his parents, Edgar J. and Mabel Cole Browder; one sister, Audrey B. Grubb; and one brother, Kyle Browder.

Raymond leaves behind a daughter, Kim Quillen and husband, Jerry; one son, Chris Browder and wife Melissa; two brothers, Norman Browder (Jean), Wayne Browder (Cookie); one sister, Kaye Malone (Rick). He will be missed by four grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Jason Anderson, Ryan Quillen, Madison and Mackenzie Browder; plus, two great-grandchildren, Layla and Leanne (Lovey) Neal; several nieces and nephews.

Heartfelt appreciation goes to his caring neighbors, Barbara Durham, Judy Miller, Lois Hood and Willis and Betty Wagner.

Many will miss Raymond’s generosity, his servant’s heart, his ability to help people find their niche in life and his special way of making even the heaviest of hearts crack a smile!

Raymond worked for several businesses in Sullivan County: Cut Rate Supermarket (15 yrs. old); Bahnson Construction, welder (16 yrs. old); Robert & Johnson Lumber Co. (1952-1960); Gibbons Lumber Co., manager (1960-1975); Sequoia Supply, Salesman (1975); East Tennessee Structures, manager (1975-1986); Southern Building Systems, manager (1987-1995); Posteel Buildings, manager (1995-2005).

Raymond volunteered in numerous roles in Sullivan County: Sullivan County Rescue Squad (1970-1979); Tri-City Airport Patrol Safety Commission (1974-1979); Charter member of Kingsport Optimist; Kingsport Chamber of Commerce; Indian Springs Little League basketball and football coach; St. Paul United Methodist’s softball coach (10 yrs.); St. Paul United Methodist Board of Directors, Chairman; Eagle Pointe Condo Association, President (2002-2018).

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (August 8, 2018) at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Vaughn officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday (August 9, 2018) at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Christus Garden. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that in the next coming days you touch someone with a random act of kindness, give a word of wisdom or simply tell a joke. Please send a description of your actions to Kim Quillen & Chris Browder at 5805 Seneca Rd Kingsport, TN 37664. We will cherish each one. Online condolences may be made to the Browder family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Browder family.

Simply stated, Raymond was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Raymond leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Raymond Fred Browder.