Jerry R. Brown
Sep 16, 2012
Jerry R. Brown
Sept. 16, 2012
Jerry R. Brown, 64, of Athens, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his residence.
A native of Chattanooga and a resident of Athens for the past 40 years, he was a son of the late Thomas Willard and Gladys Irene Nave Brown, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas \"Tom\" Willard Brown Jr. and Charles \"Earl\" Brown.
He worked for Tennessee Valley Authority for 15 years and was a retired electrician from IBEW Local Union 175 in Chattanooga. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army, and was of the Baptist faith.
He enjoyed fishing, going to the flea market and talking to fellow veterans, and also loved his Thursday night card games.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Loretta Ann Hensley Brown of Athens; one sister, Mary Buff and her husband, Bill, of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Don Brown of Etowah, Terry Brown and his wife, Dixie, of Decatur, and Sue Wallace; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Lonnie Dison officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Chris Kelly, Brook Johnson, Don Brown Jr., Bill Snipes, Fred Burke, Vern London and Joe Dillard.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.