Carl Ray "Poppy” Brown, 66, Rutledge passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Poppy loved spending time with his family, the Vols and riding his Harley. He was a member of Lea Springs Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Morristown Public Works. He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Marion Brown; brothers, Alan Brown and Wayne Brown; and sister, Ann Collins. He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, DeRonda Sue Brown; son, Quinton (Christi) Brown, of Rutledge; daughter, Carla (fiancée, Brandon Lain) Blackmon, of Johnson City; grandchildren, Morgan Brown, Marissa Brown, Brandon Collins, Dawson Brown and Kendrick Avery; special nephew, Garrett Brown; sisters, Debby Slagle, of Blaine, and Renae (Rudy Fernandez) Wilson, of Strawberry Plains; adopted sister, Deb Mitchell; and adopted brothers, Mike Wells and Roger Strange. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Diane Wilson with Amedisys Hospice, Dr. John F. Cooper, Lori Wilkerson, NP, and Dr. Robert Pollock. The family received friends Friday, March 26, 2021 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Bridges Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Paul Owens officiating. The funeral service could be viewed securely on the Bridges Funeral Home website. Family and friends met Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m. at Bridges Funeral Home to proceed to Grainger Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. interment. Pallbearers were Quinton Brown, Matthew Brown, Michael Brown, Justin Stalsworth, Jeff Dixon and Jeff Stallings. Honorary pallbearers were Reece Morgan, Ralph Webster, Mike Wells, Steve Smelcer, Wayne Estes, Dallas Jones, Roger Strange, Rudy Fernandez, Ray Jones and Bobby Graham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lea Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 25, Blaine, TN 37709. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, (865) 523-4999.