Billy Joe Brown, age 86, a resident of Harriman, died Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Mr. Brown was born November 4, 1934, in Stearns, Kentucky which led to his love of all Kentucky Athletics. He served in the United States Army. He retired from the Roane County School System having taught for 38 years at two schools, Elverton School for 4 years and Dyllis Elementary for 34 years. Mr. Brown touched the lives of many of his students and athletes over his distinguished career as an educator and coach. He is a member of Mill Baptist Church, Harriman. He was a devout Christian and served many roles within various churches (Deacon, Choir Director and Sunday School Director). He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lawrence Brown and Vina Foster Brown; his wife of 56 years, Sandra Ann King Brown; sons, Billy Joe Jr. and Scott Brown, grandson, Chris Woods and sisters, Betty Brown, Burma Stephens and Janet Medford and brother Randall Brown.
Mr. Brown is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Crass (Ronnie) of Oliver Springs and Michelle Christopher (Buddy) of Clinton;
Granchildren; Shannon Treadway (Calvin), Shawn Brown and Scott Brown, II, Tosha Moss (David), Devon Crass (Taleah) and Jill Crass, Kayla Rather (Wesley) and Kelsey Aytes (Dustin);
Great Grandchildren, Candice Woods, Calvary, Kinley and Kaisley Treadway, Azlynn and Arayah Brown, Brady, Kynzee, and Kylee Moss, Brecken and Remi Crass, Reese and Tatum Rather, Hadley and Henley “JoJo” Aytes;
Brother, Tommy Reed Brown (Sharon);
Sister in-law, Bonnie Brown;
Sisters, Shanda Clark, Brenda Stanchfield, Pat Roaden (Ralph), and Pamela Jane Douglas (Donald);
Special Friend, Dennis Peters;
And a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.
The family will receive friends Sunday August 29, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Funeral Services will follow at 4:00pm with Pastor Garvan Walls, Bro. Johnny Goldston and Bro. Eddie Neeley officiating. Graveside Services will be Monday, August 30, 2021at 10:00am in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 2811 Harriman Hwy, Harriman, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mill Baptist Church, 805 Siluria St., Harriman, TN, 37748.
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