OBITUARY: Karl Thurmond Brown Sr.

Karl Thurmond Brown Sr.

Karl Thurmond Brown Sr., age 82 of Springfield, Tennessee, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Karl T. Brown Jr, Mark Andrew Brown, Corey Mayo, Daniel Thacker, Robert Brown II, and Dawson Watts serving as pallbearers. Aaron Foster and Matthew Bogle will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9 am until the hour of service at 11 am.

Karl T. was born July 14, 1939 in Springfield to the late James Porter Brown Jr, and Iva Belle King Brown. His son, Robert Barry Brown, brothers, John Brown and Jerry Lee Brown, and sister, Peggy Ruth Morris also preceded him in death. He was a lifelong member of North Springfield Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States Navy serving as a Seabee. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Teamster Local 89.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Lynda Hunter Brown, sons and daughters-in-law, Karl T. and Lisa Brown Jr., Mark Andrew and Lise Brown, daughters, Theresa Rosemary Foster and Kara Lynn Brown Watts, brother and sister-in-law, James Arthur and Sue Brown, sister and brother-in-law, Nancye Lynn and Gisbert Jaekel, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The family suggests if so desired, memorial donations be made to the North Springfield Baptist Church Building Fund. All donations may be sent care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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