Mr. John R. W. Brown, age 87 of LaFollette passed away Friday, October 21, 2011, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He operated the State Farm Insurance Agency in LaFollette for 51 years, former Basketball Coach of LaFollette Owls, a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, he had a Masters Degree from U. T., member of the LaFollette United Methodist Church, Campbell County Rotary Club, Campbell County Lions Club, member of Campbell County Masonic Lodge, #778 F. & A.M., Campbell County Shrine Club, and Knoxville Kerbela Temple. A Veteran of the U. S. Army. Mr. Brown was an avid fan of the Campbell County Cougars Athletic Program. The Campbell County Comprehensive High School Gymnasium was named the John R. W. Brown Gymnasium in his honor. Preceded in death by his parents, Woodson and Mary Reynolds Brown, sisters, Mattie Ahler and Mayme Brown, and brother, Thomas M. Brown.
Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Jean Brown of LaFollette; sons, Tony Brown and wife, Terina, and Tim Brown all of LaFollette; daughter, Connie Brown Prickett and husband, Wayne of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Sam Prickett and Aaron Prickett, both of Raleigh, NC. Several other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Sunday 8 P.M. at LaFollette United Methodist Church with Dr. Kenneth Faught and Rev. Lynn Ray officiating. Graveside services and interment Monday 11 A.M. at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday before services at the church. Pallbearers, Rick Hunley, Tony Olson, Bill Evans, Robby Heatherly, David Dossett, and Jeff Hoskins. Honorary Pallbearers, Albert Bacon, Ben Rogers, Frank Dossett, and Poe Bostic. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to LaFollette United Methodist Church, 808 East Central Avenue, LaFollette, TN 37766, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences for Mr. Brown may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John R. W. Brown.