Brian Stewart Barron, age 28, was called to be an Angel of the Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2011 following a work accident.
He was born on February 18, 1983 in Johnson City, TN and was the son of Red and Marijane Barron of Unicoi. Brian was a loyal son, grandson, father, husband, uncle and friend. He loved hunting, nature and wildlife. He will always be remembered for his tremendous smile that could light up any room.
He was an employee of Centurylink with 4 years of service. He was a member of Hales Chapel Christian Church. Other than his parents and grandmothers Betty Garland of Unicoi and Marie Barron of Chattanooga.
Brian is survived by his loving wife, Christie Gresham Barron, 3 year old son Luke James and 3 week old daughter Ally Ann. Sister, Beth Barron Street of Unicoi and brother Blake Barron and wife Jama of Limestone.
Brian leaves behind father-in-law James Gresham and mother-in-law Linda of Gray; sister-in-laws Brigitte Howell and husband Jeff of Gray; sister-in-law Ginger Wilcox and husband Josh of Morristown. Several nieces and nephews including Baylee, Brady, Macy, Ava, Sophia and Grant. Also special aunts and uncles.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 5-9 PM at Hales Chapel Christian Church in Gray, TN. A celebration of life ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM at Unicoi Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Blake Barron, Nick Lingerfelt, Scott Saylor, Robert Wilson, Robert Page, Doug Garland, Wes Brown, Adam Garland and Chad Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Philip Wolfe, Jeff Howell, Josh Wilcox, Bo Adams, Nick Garland, Garrison Dula, Brandon Garland, Rudy Garland, Gene Garland, Dean Garland, Bart Ray and Dave Haynes, Josh Harris.
Brian’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following: Centurylink, Unicoi County EMS, Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, JCMC Wings Air Rescue, Erwin Utilites, staff at JCMC ICU 2900 floor and others who assisted with the rescue.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any Green Bank, in honor of his children, Luke and Ally Barron.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Barron family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is in charge of the arrangements. (423) 743-1381.