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Tommy Brown

March 7, 1946 — May 14, 2023

Oakland, Tennessee

Thomas Jefferson “Tommy” Brown, age 77, resident of Oakland, Tennessee and husband of Dulaine Wallace Brown, departed this life Sunday morning, May 14, 2023 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Tommy was born March 7, 1946 in Cordova, Tennessee, the son of the late James M. Brown and Clara Nolan Brown. He was a strong-willed, hard worker and employed in maintenance at Western Auto and Firestone before his retirement. Tommy was a resident of Oakland for 50 years and a member of Macon Church of Christ.

Mr. Brown was an avid UT football and New York Yankees fan. He just learned to text on his cell phone within the past year and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Tommy will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dulaine Wallace Brown; two daughters, Tommie Hannah (Jamie) and Dena White (John); two sons, Jeff Brown (Lisa) and Michael Brown (Joy); his sister, Helen Brown; eleven grandchildren, Dodie, Jerred, Trinity (Jacob), Gregory (Kelsey), Devin (Chelsea), Christian (Clara), Jessi, Lane, Justin, Karen and Silas; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild, Baby Brown; four sisters, Mildred Brown, Martha Byrd, Magalene Perry and Mary Anner Rosson; and two brothers, Clyde Rosson and Lloyd Rosson.

Funeral Services for Mr. Brown were at 10 A.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. The officiating ministers were Mr. Brown's sons, Jeff Brown and Michael Brown. Interment followed in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Jerred Mize, Gregory White, Lane Brown, Christian Sanders, Justin Brown, Silas Brown and Dayton Elrod. Honorary pallbearers were Devin White, John White and Jamie Hannah.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Memphis School of Preaching in Memory of Tommy Brown, 3950 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis, TN 38125.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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