Christopher Wayne Brown


Christopher Wayne Brown, 47, of Benton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. 

He was born on Feb. 22, 1972, to Johnny Wayne and Brenda Sue Brown. 

He was born and raised in this area and has lived here most of his life. He was a truck driver by trade and those who knew him, knew he never met a stranger. He was a tremendously good-hearted man who could always make you smile. When he was younger, he played football and his teammates knew him as “Chunky Brown.” His love for football carried on as he was a big time Tennessee Vols fan. Above all, he loved his family and spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Justin Dallas Wayne Brown; and grandparents, Samuel and Frances Brown and William and Catherine Wallace.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of nearly 30 years, Paula Brown; daughter, Breanna Paige Brown; parents, Brenda and Johnny Brown; brother, Jason Wayne Brown (Rhonda); sister-in-law, Emma Hall (Tony); brothers-in-law: Robert Beasley (Phyllis Luck), Kelly Beasley, and Billy Beasley (Angie); and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today, Dec. 2, 2019, at Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311. 

A Celebration of Chris’s Life will be held at noon on Tuesday, at Chestuee Worship Center located at 1414 Athens Road, Calhoun. Pastor Samuel Burger and Pastor Gary Moats will be officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Chris, or your condolences with his family, at his online memorial located at


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