Billy C. Brown

August 7, 1947March 12, 2019

Billy C. Brown, age 71 of Knoxville passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Mr. Brown was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. He was retired from Y-12 after 40 years of service. His most recent positon was Plant Authority having Jurisdiction / Fire Marshall. He was awarded the Walter W. Maybee Award for fire protection. Preceded in death, by father Grover C. Brown. Mr. Brown is survived by his mother, Bonnie Brown; loving wife of 47 years, Wanda; children, Beth Tipton and husband Wes, Diana Noel and husband Safa, Michael and wife Laura, Dwight and wife Maggie; grandchildren, Caleb, Kate, Christy, Daniel, and Sofia. Several special friends and loved ones also survive. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Berry Highland West at 9913 Sherrill Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37919. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Mark Davis officiating. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge at 2008 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203. Condolences may be offered at


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Michelle Reichert

March 15, 2019

I was honored to have Billy as part of my team at Y-12. He was a universally respected technical expert, great mentor to his team, and a delight to work with. Prayers for family, friends and colleagues.

Michelle Reichert

Russ Harden

March 14, 2019

Bill was a good friend and coworker, we worked together for a long time. I have a lot of fond memories. Praying for God's comfort for his wife and family.

Arlene Tapp

March 14, 2019

I was saddened to hear about Bill. He was a kind person and always had a smile on his face. My prayer is that God surrounds his family in his arms and brings them comfort and peace.