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Kenneth Paul Brown was born in Knoxville on Oct. 27, 1949, to James William Brown and Nancy Elizabeth Maples. Ken married his bride, Pamela Renea Price, Sept. 3, 1968. Ken served in the United States Army with the 362nd Engineer Company in Vietnam. Ken was a proud Veteran. After the Army, Ken worked for many years at Western Auto and retired from Tech Coat, Inc., eight years ago. Ken was a proud founding member of Providence Church in Claxton. Ken loved his family, black coffee, a good bargain, flowers, old cars, animals, his VA group brothers, and all things involving dirt and grease. Ken never met a stranger and was known for his one-of-a-kind laugh, hugs, witty jokes, willingness to help others, and always being on the go. Ken is survived by: Wife, Pam; daughter, April Rainey (Mark); son, Nicholas (Courtnee); beautiful granddaughters, Ava and Adalee; brothers, Jimmy (Margaret), Wayne (Lisa), Johnny (Carol); sister, Cathy (Tommy Gilliland); dear friend, Dewayne; his cat, Leonard; and countless friends and family members. The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, with a funeral service following, officiated by Pastor David Simpson at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. Burial was at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023. Pallbearers were: Christopher Conner, Shane Conner, Barry Price, Dewayne Bradley, Leo Stinnett, and Bill Richards. The Brown Family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, specifically Ms. Cassandra Davis and Ms. Nichelle Edwards, the staff of the ICU and 4 West at Methodist Medical Center, In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Online condolences may be left at