Mr. Lawton Lewis Brown Sr., 80, of Smithville died Friday, Dec. 18, at Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
He was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Pikeville, was a veteran and served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Earleyville Church of Christ. He retired from a supervisory position with AVCO, has previously worked at Powermatic, owned N&L machine shop, and was a partner with his close friend Robin Phillips. He enjoyed cattle, farming, golfing, bowling, and putting puzzles together. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents Marshall Thomas and Leatha Beulah Hancock Brown, wives Carolyn Johnson and Stella Nadene Cummings Brown, son Lawton Lewis Brown, Jr., sisters Angelee Crawford and Geraldine Hughes Nichols, and brothers Thomas Brown, Edward Brown, and Wendell Brown.
Survivors include his children Gordon Lewis (Debra) Brown, Carol (Paul) Bell, Teresa Brown (Delaney) Snook, and Tim Brown, brothers Ralph Brown and Richard Brown, grandchildren Crystal Harris, Wesley (Celestial) Brown, Matt (Ashlee) Brown, Patrick (Danielle) Turner, Brian (Liz) Turner, Christopher (Sarah) Turner, Joshua (Chrissy) Bell, Jamisen (Danielle) Jones, Zachary (Alley) Jones, Blake (Leandra) Snook, and Clayton Snook, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Robin Phillips will officiate. Interment will follow at Gath Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday in the chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Social distancing and the wearing of facemasks is strongly encouraged. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 23, 2020