Wendell Brown


Wendell Brown, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Wendell was past presdient of Dayton Rotary Club, 25-year member of the Dayton City Council, past mayor 1999-2005/president vice mayor of Dayton, 25-year member/past chairman Dayton city school board. AU.S. Army Air Force Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict/ awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals, 60+ year member Dayton Lodge #512 F&Am/23nd degree Mason, member VFW and American Legion Post 100, past chairman of the Amerian Red Cross, past Cub Scout leader, past foreman of Rhea County Grand Jury, past secretary of the Rhea County Election Commission, owner of Johnson Hardware/ past president of the Mid-South Retail Hardware Association. He was preceded in deathy by his parents, Frank and Camolyra Swafford Brown; brother, Benny Swafford Brown; sister, Helen Brown; grandson, Cole Green; great-grandson, Tucker Brown; first wife, Barbara Brown. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Green Brown; children, Robrt (Bobbye) Brown, of Frankfort, Ky., Mark (Sheila) Brown, of Parker, Colo., Mike Green, of Dayton, Sissy (Chuck) Owens, of Soddy-Daisy and Kent Green, of Dayton; brother, Frank Brown (Marilyn), of Knoxville; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist. Funeral at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Kenneth Pierce officiating. Burial in Buttram Cemetery with military honors. Please visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc.

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