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William Thomas Brown, Jr.

November 14, 1947 — November 18, 2020

Somerville, Tennessee

William Thomas Brown, Jr., age 73, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Beverly “Cookie” Hawkins Brown, departed this life Wednesday evening, November 18, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett.

William was born November 14, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the late William Thomas Brown, Sr. and Opal McDonald Brown. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Captain and received his bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He was married January 24, 1975 to Beverly Hawkins Brown and was employed as a quality engineer for Carrier Corporation in Collierville, Tennessee for thirteen years. William was a member of Moscow United Methodist Church in Moscow, Tennessee and enjoyed reading and playing the guitar and banjo.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Beverly “Cookie” Brown of Somerville, TN; two sons, Aaron Thomas Brown of Seattle, WA and Matthew Scott Brown of Metairie, LA; and his sister, Diane Gibson of Arizona. He also leaves behind his pet dog, Rowdy.

Funeral Services with Military Honors for Mr. Brown will be held at 1:15 P.M. Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis with Bro. Jay Wells officiating.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville

18020 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Funeral Services with Military Honors

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Starts at 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, TN 38125

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