Name: Jimmy J. Brown
Birth Date: Dec 27, 1933
Death Date: May 12, 2008
Birthplace: Nortonville, Kentucky
Resided In: Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: May 13, 2008
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Jimmy J. Brown, age 74, a resident of Oliver Springs, died Monday, May 12, 2008 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Mr. Brown was born December 27, 1933 in Nortonville, Kentucky. He has lived in Oliver Springs since 1992.

Jimmy served his country in the United States Army. He is a member of the Lions Club International.

He was employed at Eastman Whipstock as a directional survey engineer for 17 years. After moving to Oliver Springs he was employed at the Kroger store in Oak Ridge for 10 years.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; Walter Brown and Viva Moore Brown, by three brothers; James, Billy, and Bobby Brown, and a sister; Lanell Robertson.

He is survived by a sister in law; Imogene A. Brown of Oliver Springs, by nephews; Johnnie R. Brown of Atlanta, Richard A. Brown of Oliver Springs, Jimmy Roper of Oak Ridge, and Bobby and Billy Utley.

Following the request of Mr. Brown no services will be held. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved: Mr. Jimmy J. Brown, even though I did not know Mr. Brown, but I know how sad is when someone you love dies, at such times we need to go to God's word for comfort. The Bible makes the promise: Your dead ones will live...they will rise up Isaiah 26:19, if a man die shall he live again? asked the man Job long ago Job 14:14. Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions? The faithful man Job was speaking about waiting in the grave until the time came for God to remember him. He said to Jehovah God "You will call, and I myself shall answer you, for the work of your hands you will have a yearning, and also Jesus Christ promised at John 5:28,29 that those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus Christ voice and come out. When the enemy death strikes your grief can be great, that is why we wanted to share our hope from the Bible for our dead love ones. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Sincerely Jun 20, 2008
Ana Flores (Knoxville, TN USA)
We are very sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing..he was such a kind man he always loved to play with our kids. I loved seeing the smile on his face when he would watch them play and listen to them babble. Jimmy will be greatly missed it wont be the same now. Jimmy you are missed and loved. You are in our prayers. May 24, 2008
Adam and Amanda Soles (Conway, South Carolina USA)
Was sorry to hear about the lost of Jimmy. My prayers are for the comfort and strength of the family at this time. May 21, 2008
Margaret Terrell (Oak Ridge, TN 37830)
Dear Jimmy, Thank you for all the wonderful things you brought into my families life. You have always been a straight shooter with no bull attached to it, just telling it like it was with a gentle touch. You were a giving person, always giving and never a taker. You would step up to the plate when needed and never complain about it. It is really hard to find a person you can trust with your home and business, but I did with you and you never failed me. Jimmy would watch my business for me just in the last year here. He would help out and I could never pay him or buy him anything as he just would not take anything, finally I would get to pay for a dinner out on the town, and that was hard as Jimmy would always be persistant about always paying. Oh yes Jimmy gold is up again and life is good, (he would call me on the phone all the time to ask how the family was and how the gold business is doing).......Jimmy thanks....... May 20, 2008
Don Bell (Peoria, IL )
Jimmy, It seems like yesterday when Nellie brought you to Peoria on one of the many trips the two of you shared. That was ten years ago and a lot of good times in between. Coming to Tennesee won't be quite the same with you gone. You are sadly missed by family and friends. May 19, 2008
Linda Hurd (Atlanta, GA USA)
Jimmy My family will always value your friendship and advice. Our years at Kroger were very special, exciting and unpredicable. You will be missed. Godspeed old friend. May 18, 2008
Judy Gaines (Clinton, Tn. usa)
Jimmy,you will be deeply missed.You became part of our family and we all loved you dearly.You were a kind hearted man and the world lost someone very special.Heaven got it angel back.Thank you for all the memories May 17, 2008
Donnell Soles (Conway, Sc )
Jimmy, you were a very kind and gentle man, you were always nice,and giving. Thanks for being a stand up guy, but most of all thanks for being my friend. May 17, 2008
Jay Soles (Conway, S.C. )
Jimmy, I did not know you well since it was only recently that we had been introduced by my friend and cousin, Nellie, but knowing how she valued your friiendship, I feel compelled to wish for you God's speed as you start on your brand new journey in your brand new world. May you forever rest in peace. May 17, 2008
Millie Fisher (Elida, Ohio USA)
Jimmy you were my homeboy an myy dawg.You always had a way of makeing me laugh and that was important especially working under tyranny tyrant.Before you came to Kroger everything was black and white.You brought a breath of fresh air and color.I was at a dark time in my life and you and Billy D. lifted my young spirit up above the adversity.In closing Jimmy it is with great gratitude and love that I thank U for being a friend when I needed it.Love always your partner in Kroger Krime The 1 The Only ... May 17, 2008
"DOWNTOWN"Kenneth Brown (Oak Ridge, Tn. U.S.A.)
Jimmy,In the last two months we became really close, even though you were the last of your immediate family I hope you knew you still had people (nephews and close friends) who loved you. You were not alone at the end of this journey. God Bless,I miss you. Jimmy Roper May 16, 2008
Jimmy Roper (Oak Ridge, TN USA)
Jimmy, You will be sadly missed. You seemed to always be such a very nice person. Thank you for the friendship that you shared. We will all miss you. We know that you are in pearly gates of heaven now. May 16, 2008
Dorothy Snow (Lancing, Tn USA)
Jimmy, You are sadly missed. Thank you for your friendship. The Lord came and took you home. We will miss you. May 16, 2008
Earl & Joan Headrick (Wartburg, TN )
Jimmy, You was such a very special friend and will be sadly missed. I know that you are in a better place. No more sorrow here on earth, for now your worries are washed away in heaven. May 16, 2008
Alice Myrick (Wartburg, TN )
Jimmy you will be miss so very much and thank you for you and Nellie coming and visiting me in Missouri. We had so much fun. You had the biggest heart and so thoughtful of others. love you May 16, 2008
Louise, Laura, Beth Lathrop (Springfield, MO. USA)
So sorry to hear of your loss, Jimmy was one of the greatest men to walk on this earth, I thought of him as the dad I never had. He help me out every time he could, I keep warm in the winter with the heating stove he gave me. He was a giving man and never ask for anything in return. God Bless you Jimmy, I will miss you so very much. May 16, 2008
Charles Leonard (Lancing, TN. USA)
My dear friend, Jimmy, it is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I must bid you goodbye. There is an emptiness in my heart that I suspect may never go away. I can not tell you what a joy and a blessing you have been in my life. Thank you for all that we have shared for the past 15 years, first as my co-worker at Krogers, then as my traveling buddy on our many trips to Peoria, Myrtle Beach, Missouri, and last but not least, thank you for your love and for your friendship. You were one of a kind and I will forever cherish your memory. If heaven is anything like we have been promised, the best for you is yet to come. I look forward to the day when we will meet again, at a better time and in a better place. Until then, may you forever rest in peace. I miss you already so very much. Love you forever. May 16, 2008
Nellie Bell Buxton (Lancing, Tn. USA)
Jimmy, you will be greatly missed. I know that you are in heaven. You now have no more suffering, no more pain! You had such a big heart for everybody. We will all miss you. May 14, 2008
Lloyd & Frankie Paxton (, Tn USA)
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