Carl Thomas Brown, Sr.

Born in Robertson County, TN on August 31, 1935

Departed on July 3, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Carl Thomas Brown Sr. age 81, of Hendersonville, TN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 3, 2017, having been born in Robertson County on August 31, 1935.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Myrtle Brown; brother, Bethel Brown, sisters, Ethel Lamberth and Ruth Pflueger, sister-in-law, Norma Ruth Brown, and beloved son, David “Scott” Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary “Maxine” Brown of Hendersonville; brothers Bobby Brown of Hendersonville and Aaron (Connie) Brown of Nashville; sister-in-law Mary Lee Brown of Hendersonville; former sister-in-law Beth Brown of Nashville; brother-in-law Frank Pflueger of Paris, TN; sons Carl Thomas “Tommy” (Kay) Brown Jr. of Goodlettsville, Stephen Sutton (Lisa) Brown of Nashville, and Todd (Sabrina) Brown of Hendersonville; daughter Sherri Brown (Kirk) Lewis of Chattanooga; previous wife Peggy Hall of Goodlettsville; 12 grandchildren, Carl Thomas “Kip” (Jackie) Brown III, Jeff (Janie) Brown, Brandy (Travis) Slife, Stephanie (Justin) West, Matt Brown, Brandon (Carissa) Brown, Chelsea Brown Jones, Nathaniel Brown, Clara Brown, Benjamin Brown, Lauren Lewis and Landon Lewis; 13 great-grandchildren, Jayson, Joseph, Adrian, Kailey, Jaylen, Lexi Meg, Luke, Aubrey, Addison, Ella, Hayden, Harlow, Jaelynn and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carl was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who being a young entrepreneur opened a tv repair shop on Old Hickory Boulevard in 1954. Later, he and his sons combined talents to open Brown’s Colonial TV in Rivergate. Carl was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and reader favoring the newspaper and Louis L’Amour novels. He attended Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church and loved spending time with his family.
Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, on Wednesday, July 5, from 2-8pm. On Thursday, July 6, visitation will take place at Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 10am until the service begins at noon with Rev. Jeff DeWees and Rev. Malcolm Patton officiating. Interment at Beech Cemetery. Pallbearers: grandsons Carl Thomas “Kip” Brown III, Jeff Brown, Matt Brown, Brandon Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Benjamin Brown, Landon Brown, and son-in-law Kirk Lewis. Honorary Pallbearers: Frank Pflueger, J.C. Escue, T. J. Jurgeluks, and Roger Fultz.

7 Comments to Carl Thomas Brown, Sr.

  1. TJ Jurgeluks
    July 4, 2017 12:00 am

    I will cherish the conversations I had with Carl at the tv shop. He was as much a father to me as my own. Well done good and faithful servant.

  2. Paula Kizer Rice
    July 4, 2017 10:09 pm

    I remember one cold winter night almost 60 years ago there was a knock on the door. It was Carl and he was shivering cold and his clothes were all wet. He stood in front of our gas heater to warm up and told us that he was driving home and came upon a wreck down Long Hollow. Another man stopped and the two of them found a man inside a car that was overturned in the creek. Carl had stood in the creek and held the man’s head above the water until help could come. No cell phones in those days. That’s the kind of man he was. Someone you can be proud of and forever cherish in your hearts. With all my love, Paula

  3. Bobbie Jo Shumake
    July 5, 2017 11:46 am

    Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  4. Danny kizer
    July 6, 2017 10:22 pm

    Tommy and Steve and Todd im so sorry for your loss he a great place now!

    • Steve S. Brown
      July 9, 2017 10:26 am


      Thank you. We too are saddened by your recent loss. May peace go with you.

      The Browns

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