Ivan Wheeler “I.W.” Brown
Published 2:58 pm Friday, January 29, 2021
Ivan Wheeler “I.W.” Brown, 76, Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center. He was a native of Butler, Tenn., and a son of the late R.V. Brown and Margaret Pearl Dugger Brown.
Ivan was a veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a life member with Plumber and Pipefitters Local 538 with 53 years, joining October 5, 1967.
Ivan was an avid fisherman and spent a lot of time hand making fishing tackle for himself and others.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brent Brown, and a brother, Leon Brown.
Survivors include three sons, Jeff Brown and wife Tammy of Kingsport, Keith Brown and wife Tina of Jonesborough, and Chris Brown of Kingsport; a grandson, Daniel Brown of Jonesborough; a granddaughter, Alexis Austin of Johnson City; a brother; a sister; several nephews and a niece; and also many fishing friends.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. David Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends at Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday then proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. For those attending these services you are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com.
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2245, is serving the Brown family.