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Thomas "Tom" Brown

June 21, 1951 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 67)
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Thomas “Tom” Russell Brown, 67, of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in a local hospital.


Tom shared on multiple occasions his salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He was born June 21, 1951 in Rainelle, WV to the late Joseph & Charlotte Mann Brown.  At the age of 9 his family moved to Jupiter, FL where he lived until moving to Chattanooga.  Tom had 30 years of employment with Waste Management, both in Florida and Chattanooga.  He never met a stranger and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.


In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his step-mother, Frances Bryan Brown, and brother, William David Brown.


Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Martha Brown; daughters, Joan Ann Brown, Fullerton, CA, Tammy (Sheldon, Jr.) Cash, Bristol, TN, and Kim Whitworth(Greg Dyar), Ringgold, GA; grandsons, Brandon Brewer, Jacksonville, FL, Zach Dyar, Ringgold, GA, Sheldon II, Chris, and Matt Cash, Bristol, TN; granddaughter, Heather Whitworth, Ringgold, GA, granddaughter, Kara Murdock, Ringgold, GA; great-grandsons, Camron Lay, Ssiah & Kash Murdock; great-granddaughter, Addilyn Goins, all of Ringgold; brothers, Michael (Joy) Brown, Ringgold, GA, Steven Brown, Chattanooga, TN, Mike (Jennifer) Bryan, West Warwick, RI, and Bruce (Jeanie) Bryan, Dalton, GA; many nieces and nephews.  Everyone loved their “Papaw” and “Uncle Tom” and wanted to hear his stories of his adventures in life.


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In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.


A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4pm at the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Danny Henson officiating.


The family will receive friends, Sunday from 2-4pm in South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


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