William "Bill"" Harvey Brown

April 22, 1938February 22, 2018

William “Bill” Harvey Brown, age 79 passed away peacefully at his home and went to Heaven to be reunited with his beloved mother on February 22, 2018. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and worked as an electrician for Norfolk Southern Rail Road for 21 years. He is survived by his loving wife Vickie of 31 years; sons: Billy and wife Rachel, Kevin and wife Amanda and Rick Branum and husband John Field; grandchildren: Mason, Madison, and Alexandria Brown; sister, Helen Gentry; sister-in-law Colette Brown and many much loved nieces and nephews; special fur baby, Reggie the cat; family by choice, Kaye, Chris and Kristen Gregory, Jason Murphy, Robert Benedict; our “courageous daughter” Kole Sievert, Christiana Conley, Steve Hill and countless dear family and friends. Many thanks to Hugh Thurman for his friendship, help and support. Special gratitude and appreciation to Max Potential Rehabilitation employees for being there and always providing superior care with loving hearts that made us family. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm in Greenwood Cemetery with Jerry Cooper, officiating. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:45 pm for the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Please visit to leave condolences for the family.


  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018

William "Bill"" Harvey Brown

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Kristi Anderson

February 26, 2018

My deepest sympathies for the loss of such a special man and friend. Vicky please know I have thought of you and Bill often and my heart grieves for you and your family. Please know I would be there for you or do anything possible to help you anytime. Much love

Kimberly Dison

February 26, 2018

I am sorry to hear about Bill. He was also so fun to be around. Prayers for you and his family.

Love you!

Kim Dison

John Field

February 25, 2018

Kia Ora Bill. We're Enroute from New Zealand to say goodbye and to be with Vickie. With a heavy heart and sadness, it's had to comprehend that you have left us, but I know your with your brother and mother. You will always live my my heart and memory. Thank you for accepting me into your family and always greeting me with a huge smile and a hug. Your son in law. John

Rick Branum

February 24, 2018

My dearest Daddy. I was not your birth son, but from the age of 12 to now, over 30 years now I have called you Dad. I hate that we, John and I will not be there until Monday, but we will be there to keep our eyes on Mom and lay you to rest. I know your leaving all of us behind, but, you are there with your Moma and all of your Brothers and Sisters. Already missing you, but glad you are in Peace. We will see you down the line. Save me a seat and have a cocktail ready. Love, Your Oldest Son, Rick

Terrsa Haines

February 24, 2018

Truly sorry, rest now with your brothers and sisters.

February 24, 2018

To the family of William Harvey Brown I extend my sincere sympathy to you for the loss of your loved one . May you find comfort in knowing that God cares when you are in pain . Psalms 55 : 22 .

Nikki Ferdin

February 23, 2018

You will be missed Uncle Harvey. You were always so funny and that beard, always fun when you would come visit us at Grams. Tell my Pops hi from me.

Vikki my thoughts and prayers go out to you. love you

February 23, 2018

Harvey you will be missed, but I know you couldn't wait to see your brother Carl Eugene Brown who past before you. Now you can hang out and do what brothers do best.

Love you, your niece Diane (Brown) Plaga