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June 14, 1956 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Anthony Theron Brown (Tony), 67, transitioned to heaven on December 31, 2023, at Select Specialty Hospital, surrounded by loved ones at his side. Tony was born on June 14, 1956, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to the late Roy and Juanita Brown. He lived his early childhood in Chicago, Illinois. Tony completed Transfiguration Catholic School in Los Angeles, CA, where he served as an Alter Boy. Upon the family’s return to Knoxville in 1970, Tony attended Knoxville Catholic High School for two years. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1974 and attended The University of Tennessee.
Tony always loved, supported, and encouraged his many nieces and nephews. He always ensured they were doing well in school and had enough to eat when in his care. Tony was affectionately known to his nieces, nephews, and close friends as “Uncle Tony.” He touched many lives wherever he lived.
Tony worked very hard in the restaurant business as a role model for his younger siblings. He helped his mother purchase a home before moving to San Diego, CA, in 1986 to continuemanaging restaurants. Tony then received computer training, becoming a computer technician before returning to Knoxville in the late 1990s. Known as “Dr. IBM,” he provided computer technical support for the University Seventh Day Adventist School, where his nephews attended school. While involved in Bible study later in life, Tony joined the Trinity Seventh Day Adventist Church and was ordained as a deacon. As his health began to decline, Tony continued to share on social media his love of Jesus and the truth for the rest of his remaining days.
Tony had many gifts, talents, and interests. He founded his own Computer Business, building, repairing, and providing technical computer support throughout the Knoxville community. He was a history buff and an avid researcher of Knoxville history. He especially enjoyed researching the family tree and finding unique family facts on education and accomplishments. He knew the candidates and their platforms in politics and provided active support in election campaigns. Tony could be found working at the polls on every Election Day. Over the years, Tony established relationships with Knoxville mayors and found them all just a phone call away.
Tony is predeceased by his parents, Roy Brown and Juanita Brown; grandparents, Edward and Katherine Brown, Albert, and Lillybell Carnell; uncles, James Brown Sr. (Helen), Daniel Brown (Minnie); Aunt Mary (Dr. George) Atwell; brother-in-Law, Dr. Guy Logan.
Left to cherish his memory are brothers Michael Brown (Marquetta), Stevie Brown Sr. (Sheila), Paul Brown ( Jesse), Victor Brown (Michelle); Sisters Angela Lattimore (William), Ramona Logan, Sharon Robinson (Larry), and Cheryl Buford; a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and many friends to include Sandy.