BROWN, CHARLES (CHARLIE) CLAYTON - age 70, of Knoxville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2014 as the result of a brain aneurysm he suffered earlier in the week. Charlie was a member of West Park Baptist Church and Berean Adult Bible Fellowship, where he and Carolyn enjoyed numerous close friends. He was born in Dickson, Tennessee on May 1, 1943. Charlie graduated from Lenoir City High School in 1961 where he was elected "best all around." Following high school, Charlie attended Hiwassee College for two years before joining the U.S. Navy and serving as a yeoman for four years, including service at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 1964-65. Upon completion of his military service, Charlie graduated from the University of Tennessee. He retired from MasterCraft as purchasing manager. He was everybody's best friend and enjoyed cattle farming, yard work, and gardening. Charlie loved sharing vegetables from his garden with friends and family. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Daisy Brown; his nephew, Derrick Brown; and his beloved dog, Buffy. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Carolyn Long Brown; brother, Clarence James (Jimmy) Brown of Holladay, TN; nephew, Bobby Brown. His extended family includes the family of Sue Herron and other cousins, as well as numerous friends. Carolyn wishes to thank the staff of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for their care and compassion. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. A celebration of life will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Gamble and Rev. Bob St. John officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Berean ABF. Family and friends will gather at 11:00 a.m. on Friday for graveside services and interment at Stoney Point Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth Phillips officiating and full military honors conferred by the U S Navy and the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard. Because of Charlie's love of flowers, floral arrangements will be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the HonorAir Knoxville, 7536 Taggart Lane, Knoxville, TN 37938-8996. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Charles Brown. www.clickfh.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2014