John Powell Brockman Sr.

May 22, 1950January 26, 2018

John Powell Brockman, Sr. age 67 of Amherst, husband of Sarah S. Brockman, passed away at his home on Friday, January 26, 2018.

He was born on May 22, 1950 in Lynchburg to the late Peyton and Nell Brockman.

Johnnie was a graduate of East Tennessee State University majoring in business. After graduation he began working at his father’s car dealership in Amherst, Brockman Chevrolet. Over many years, he, his brothers, and cousins sold cars and provided an immense impact on the local community. In addition, he was a long-time member of the Amherst Lion’s Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed the sport of chasing game with his family and friends. Johnnie always had his story of the “big one” that got away as he came home empty-handed. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren whom he loved dearly, and they too loved their Papa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kendall Ray Brockman (Patricia).

Surviving him in addition to his wife, Sarah, are his three children and their spouses, Sarah Dabney White (Bryon), John Powell Brockman, Jr. (Kristan), and Laura Spencer Bryan (Chad); eight grandchildren, Abigayle Spencer White, Grace Anne White, Walker Addison Bryan, Madeline Frances Bryan, Katherine Spencer Bryan, Skylar Maddison Brockman, Blake Powell Brockman, and Peyton Douglas Brockman. He is also survived by two siblings, Michael Dabney Brockman (Nancy) and Sandra Brockman Martin (David).

A time of gathering will be held from 5 – 7 pm on Monday, January 29, 2018 for family and friends at Whitten Funeral Home Monelison Chapel. Funeral services will be private.


  • A Time of Gathering for Family & Friends

    Monday, January 29, 2018


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Revonda Wilson

January 31, 2018

Sarah, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Larry Bowyer

January 31, 2018

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Keith & Alice Johnson

January 30, 2018

sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. our thoughts & prayers are with you & the rest of the famill at this trying time.

Eddie Howell

January 30, 2018

My condolences to the Brockman family.

Tom and Sharon Patterson

January 30, 2018

Sarah and family,
Sending our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers at this time to you and your family!

Jeanette Kitts

January 30, 2018

Prayers for the Brockman family during this difficult time. Johnnie was a fine person and will be missed.

Sincerely, Jeanette & Jack Kitts

Jeff Taylor

January 29, 2018

Gail and I sent all our love and prayers... "Grief never ends... But it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.... It is the price of love."
~Author Unknown~

Jeri Anderson

January 29, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the Brockman family during this very difficult time.

Pam and Jim White

January 29, 2018

Our heartfelt sympathy, Sarah, Dabney, Laura, John and families, for your great loss. Johnnie was a wonderful man and we feel blessed to have known him.

Charlie Napier

January 28, 2018

My condolences to all of the family. Prayers to you all.