Brown, Thomas A., Jr. age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at North Knoxville Medical Center. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and Shekinah Lodge # 524 F&AM. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Retired from Ideal Cement Company.
Preceded in death by wife, Ann Brown; daughter, Patricia Hayes; son, Donald Brown; parents, Thomas and Emma Brown; 3 sisters.
Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sheila Brown of Oliver Springs; granddaughters and husbands, Rebecca and Doug Hill, Michelle and Josh Collins; great grandchildren, Austin Brown and Hannah Collins.
The family would like to give special thanks to Theresa Roberts for her loving care and kindness and also to the staff of Ben Atchley State Veteran's Home.
Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Chapel with Rev. Paul Pratt officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Friday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service and interment. Family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway
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