Charles Edward Brown, Sr. departed this life on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at UT Medical Center. Born October 27, 1955 to George Wilson Brown and Alice Mae DeWise Brown in Knoxville, TN, “Charlie Brown” was known as the best mechanic in town. At 13 years old, he was learning to build engines with his father and learning the ins and outs of all types of cars. He truly was a jack of all trades mastering the art of jokes nonetheless! He had a great sense of humor. Charlie Brown retired from the Knox County Property Assessor’s Office after many years of dedicated service. He’d often go back to “joke around” with his former supervisor and co-workers whom became his second family.
He was a kind and jovial man who liked everyone. His legacy and spirit will live on with everyone he met. We’re certain after meeting him, everyone has a good ol’ story to tell.
Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Albert and Kenneth Brown.
Those left to cherish his memory: children, Charles, Jr. (Tracey) and Alaisha Brown; grandchildren, Troy Woodard, Jr., Tanyra Brown and Dameya Griffin; special devoted life partner, Sharon Kellogg; stepchildren, Derek (Terri) and Dominic Kellogg; sisters, Joyce (David) Foster, Charlotte Brown and Janice (Robert) Price; brother, Stephen Brown; nieces, Davida Foster, Katina Brabson and Nityha Brown; nephews, Tyson Brown, Keith Brabson, Jamaal Henry and Dwight Foster; best friend, Andrew Dix and a host of other family and friends too numerous to name.
Friday, December 20, 2019, the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 3800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914. Reverend Dr. Cleo A. Brooks, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at New Gray Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning the of the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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