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Garland Dennis Brockman

September 20, 1945 — February 2, 2023

Garland Dennis Brockman, age 77, passed away on February 2, 2023. He was a Greyhound bus driver for over 17 years, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He spent his winters in Florida for over 25 years, where he spent his time fishing with his friends and family. He spent his summers at his home in Knoxville, which is a restored historic schoolhouse, where he always kept a garden. His heart was in his farm and with his family. His family would like to extend a special thanks to the Veterans affairs for everything they did to keep Dennis healthy, as well as Steve Heaton for all the work he put into keeping their lawn when they needed him. He was born on September 20, 1945, in Russell County, KY, to James “Ricey” and Audra Marie Wilson Brockman. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Allison, and his six brothers: Reggie, Nathan, Quinton, Clark, Gary, and Ward. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 plus years, whom he married on April 8, 1972, Brenda McAninch Brockman, and his sons: Aaron Brockman, his children, Adam and Alexandra, and Brian (Zerita) Brockman, and their children, Zeb and Zoe, siblings: Joanne (Glenn) Wooders, Sandy (Doug) Dick, Amy Reynolds, and Doyle (Etta) Brockman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 9:45am for a 10:00am interment service. Military honors will be provided by East Tennessee Volunteer Honor Guard. His pallbearers will be Aaron Brockman, Bran Brockman, Frank Wright, Adam Brockman, Jeremy Nafziger, and Eddie Maples. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in his honor. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.
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