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BROWN, CARL EUGENE "GENE" - age 83, of Knoxville, passed away December 29, 2012. He was a member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He served five years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War; retired from United Airlines after 33 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Josephine L. Brown; brothers, Ernest Paul, Hobert L., and Roy E. Sr. Brown; sister, Louise Wolfe. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Colette Brown; children and spouses, Diane and Jack Plaga, Anne and Jerry Rackley, Michael L. and Jane Brown and Peggy and Dave Kimball; grandchildren, Joseph Clifton, Nicole Ferdin, Clint Vogelsang and Sabrina Heath; and six great grandchildren; brother, William M. Brown, sisters Helen Gentry and Dorothy Robertson; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Lynnhurst/Greenwood Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Thomas Sweet and Rev. Fran Vickers officiating. Friends may leave their condolences at


Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013
Carl E Brown
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