OBITUARY: Paul Thomas ‘Tom’ Brownlee


Paul Thomas “Tom” Brownlee passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, he was 70 years old.

Mr. Brownlee was born and raised in Nashville TN to Roberta Newton and Charles Eugene Brownlee.

He graduated Antioch High School. He joined and served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. He was a journeyman welder and member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 572. He loved fishing, bird hunting, and all things Vanderbilt.

Mr. Brownlee is survived by wife: Karen Brownlee; children: T.J. (Linda) Brownlee, Josh (Bridget) Brownlee, and Chris (Cindy) Brownlee; 4 grandchildren: Shelby King, Lela Brownlee Ash, Eli Brownlee, and Tyler Brownlee; great-grandsons: Charlee King, Mason King, and Koa King; mother-in-law: Shirley Pratt; siblings: Charles (Beverly) Brownlee, Jim (Belinda) Brownlee, Tim (Vicki) Brownlee, and John (Juanita) Brownlee; numerous nieces and nephews; and faithful furry companions: Bo, Axel, and Jasper.

He is preceded in death by parents Roberta and Charles Brownlee, father-in-law Charles C. Pratt Jr.

His battle with medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Paul T. Brownlee came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4-8 p.m.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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