Loyd Wilmer Blankenbeckler, age 89 and better known as Brownie, passed away on October 8, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. Brown was born June 13, 1929 in Mountain City, TN to the late Marion and Chloe (Mullis) Blankenbeckler. In addition to his parents, Brownie was preceded in death by his three brothers and three sisters.
Brownie worked millwrighting for many years. He loved music and was a gifted guitar player and had a band in his early years. Brownie was a United States Air Force Veteran.
Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Osborne Blankenbeckler, sister, Wilma Henley, sister-in-law, Francis Blankenbeckler, both of Johnson City, TN, sons, Roger Blankenbeckler and wife Charlene, granddaughter, Miranda, great granddaughter, Ava, son, David Blankenbeckler and wife Christi, granddaughters, Whitney and Logan.
It was Brownie’s wish to be cremated and that no formal service be held.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home, 1233 Pleasant Valley Road, Mountain City, TN. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com. The family of Loyd Wilmer ‘Brownie’ Blankenbeckler has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home located at 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.