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McKENZIE - Funeral services for Bob Vernon Brawner, 90, are 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church in McKenzie, Tenn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Blooming Grove United Methodist Church is located at 1498 Blooming Grove Road S., McKenzie.
Mr. Brawner died Tuesday, January 21 at AHC nursing home in McKenzie.
Visitation is Friday, January 24, 4 to 8 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home in McKenzie.
He was born April 25, 1929 in Weakley County to David Crockett Brawner (Dave) and Ethel Mae Gibson Brawner.
He was a graduate of Gleason High School, a member of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church - where he was song director for many years, a former employee at Wilker Brothers (pajama factory) in McKenzie and a retired insurance agent for the National Life and Accident Insurance Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven years, Rosa Mae Byrd Brawner, whom he married June 3, 1950. She died June 2, 2017, along with siblings Wilburn and Charles Brawner, Ruby Nell Weaver, Nettie Lassater, and Geneva Robertson.
He leaves three daughters, Rosemary (Larry) Fowler, Teresa (Joel) Washburn, and Melinda (David) Ferguson, all of McKenzie; four granddaughters, Charlotte (Lindsey) Arnold, Heather (Frank) Robertson, Brittany (Jason) Martin, and Amanda (Alan) Ninness, all of McKenzie; and seven great-grandchildren, Matilda and Ava Arnold, Anna Grace Robertson, Alicyn and Aubry Ninness, and Charles James "C.J." and Savannah Rose Martin.
Pallbearers who will be serving are Larry Fowler, Joel Washburn, David Ferguson, Alan Ninness, Jason Martin, Frankie Robertson and Lindsey Arnold.
The family has asked to please consider making donations in Mr. Bob's name to the Blooming Grove Cemetery Fund, 1516 Blaylock Store Rd, McKenzie, TN 38201.
Services are being handled by Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home 1740 East Cedar Avenue McKenzie, Tennessee 38201, www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com. Phone 731-352-4848 if you need additional information.