March 16, 2016 Rodney U. Brown, 76, of Crossville, TN, and Winter Haven, FL, passed away March 16, 2016. Devoted husband of Barbara J. Brown and beloved son of Dorothy and Urshel Brown, he is survived by his mother; two sons, Michael and Derek; siblings, Larry and Roberta (Deel); and countless loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and life-long friends. Born in Dayton, OH, Rodney proudly served in the U.S. Navy and eventually retired from General Motors, where he worked as a tool designer. He will be laid to rest at Florida National (Veteran’s) Cemetery. His life was a model of hope and grace, and his legacy of love will be everlasting. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, .