William Jackson Brown, 84, of Smithville, Ky., and a former resident of Athens and Cleveland passed Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.
A native of Rockwood, he was a son of the late Harry Sr. and Annie Mae Bath Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Yeary Brown on September 12, 1998.
He was a member of the Christian Church, attending the First Christian Church while living in Cleveland.
He retired from Olin Chemical as a civil engineer. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army from 1949-50, and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, receiving the rank of captain.
Survivors include his daughter, Leah Eaves of Smithville; and three grandchildren: Marianne Eaves, Lauren Eaves and Baxter Eaves Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Athens with military honors.
There will be no formal visitation.
Memorial may be sent to the Alzhemier’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Dr., Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421 or the Alzhemier’s Association, LaGrange, Ky.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens in charge of arrangements.