James Andrew “Jim” Brown, Jr., born May 1, 1947 and lifetime resident of Blount County passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church. Jim served in the Tennessee Army National Guard and worked for over 30 years as the manager of the Tennessee Vocational Training Center in Maryville. He is preceded in death by parents, James Andrew (Andy) and Lois “Ma” Brown of the Forest Hill community in Blount County. Jim is survived by brothers, Larry Brown (Ann) of Oak Ridge, TN, Wayne Brown (Cathy) of Knoxville, TN; nephew, Justin Brown (Alicia) of Louisville, KY; nieces, Amy Blackman (Brian) of Fayetteville, AR, Kim Giles (Matt) of Knoxville, TN, Robin Cochran (Marcus) of Omaha, NE; 4 grand nephews; 5 grand nieces. Due to covid concerns, the family will not have a visitation service but friends may come to the funeral home and leave condolences on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM and on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Online condolences may be left on the tribute page at the funeral home website. Additionally, it was Jim’s request that “Blessed Assurance” be sung at his funeral. Since the funeral service will be private, the family encourages friends to request that hymn be a part of a near future service in their home church in honor of Jim’s memory. A private service will be led by Rev. Jerry Mantooth and Rev. Bob Dalton. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your home church or favorite charity in Jim’s name. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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