John Earl Brown
August 29, 1941 – July 4, 2019
John Earl Brown, age 77, stepped over into glory, July 4, 2019. John retired from Y-12 and X-10. He worked in children's church for 25 years at Black Oak Heights Baptist Church. Throughout his life, he faithfully served the Lord in several different capacities. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church of Andersonville. He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Brenda Brown; parents, John Herbert Brown and Rosa Mae Brown. He is survived by his daughters: Robin (Darrin) Anderson and Amy (Dan) Ogle; grandchildren: Carissa (Joseph) Smyly, Ethan Anderson, John Tyler and Matthew Ogle; sisters, Betty Gervin and Elizabeth (Bill) Klima, and long time friend and brother-in-law, Bill (JoAnn) Blackburn. Funeral services will be held at Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 Black Oak Drive, Knoxville on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6:00pm with receiving of friends to follow. The family will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery, 4218 Central Avenue Pike Knoxville at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 for interment. Rev. Charlie Tindell will officiate. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nurses of Quality Private Duty Care and Amedisys Hospice.
- Brenda Brown, Wife
- John Herbert Brown, Father
- Rosa Mae Brown, Mother
- Robin (Darrin) Anderson, Daughter
- Amy (Dan) Ogle, Daughter
- Carissa (Joseph) Smyly, Grandchild
- Ethan Anderson, Grandchild
- John Tyler, Grandchild
- Matthew Ogle, Grandchild
- Betty Gervin, Sister
- Elizabeth (Bill) Klima, Sister
- Bill (JoAnn) Blackburn, Brother-in-law
- Funeral Monday, July 8, 2019
- Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
John Earl Brown
James & Rhonda Tarver
July 10, 2019
We are praying for you . We have many fond memories of John and Brenda from the times they spent at North Knoxville Baptist. Both are sadly missed by all. We do however look forward to a happy and glorious reunion in Heaven. May the Lord bless and keep you until we meet again.
In Christ, the Tarver family
July 9, 2019
Prayers up for you all... Amy, Robin and GRANDbabies.... how he loved you all and was so proud of you. Just know he was a great man to be around. I am praying for peace and comfort for you all. JB will never be forgotten....
Kenneth & Robin snow
July 5, 2019
Kenneth and I just wanted to let the entire family know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Bro. John dearly and loved our many visits at his home with him. We know that he is so happy to be reunited with the love of his life but mostly we know that he is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will be unable to be with you on Monday due to being out of town but know that we will continue to keep you all in our prayers.