(Knoxville, TN) Charles J. S. Brabson, Sr. departed this life on November 24, 2018 at NHC St. Mary’s. He was born August 28, 1933 to Thomas and Elizabeth Petty Brabson. Charles worked at TVA for many years and retired in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his children, Sherrian “Cherry” Davidson, Renee and Charles “Chuck” Brabson, Jr.; parents; and siblings Betty (Leroy) Bishop and Walter Brabson.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Cecelia “Lynn” Brandon, Deborah and Marshall Brabson, Sr.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; devoted former wife, Beatrice White; a host of nieces and nephews.
Friday, November 30, the family will receive friends at 4100 Porter Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, at New Salem Baptist Church, 2041 Bethel Avenue, Knoxville, with service to follow. Rev. Sandford Miller, Sr. officiating. A white dove release will conclude the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home.