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Remembering Volunteer Speedway owner Joe Loven’s grandson – John Mylon Brown

By Volunteer Speedway | 10 November 2014 | 2014 | | 0 Comments   

Joe Loven and family thanks each and everyone for your kindness and prayers with the passing of their precious family loved one, Joe’s grandson – John Mylon Brown.



John Mylon Brown , age 23 of Gray was called home to be with God on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Born in Boone, North Carolina, John had lived most of his life in Gray. He was a 2009 graduate of Daniel Boone High School, a 2013 graduate of Northeast State Community College and was currently enrolled at ETSU. An employee of Food City of Boones Creek, John also enjoyed working at Volunteer Speedway. An avid runner, he enjoyed working outdoors and spending time with his dog Zena. John attended Cassidy United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Luann Aldridge and paternal grandfather Basil Brown.

Surviving include his mother, Vanessa Brown of the home; father, Jerry Randall Brown of Roan Mountain.; sister, Rhianon Brown of Elizabethton; brothers, Trevor Martin and Joey Brown both of Gray; maternal grandfather, Joe Loven and wife Phyllis of Gray; paternal grandmother, Betty Brown of Newland, North Carolina, nephew, Adrian Brown of Kingsport and several cousins.

The family will receive friends Friday (November 14) from 5-7 p.m. at Tri-Cities Funeral Home, located on Hwy. 75 (across from Tri-Cities Regional Airport) in Blountville. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m.

Entombment services will be private.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown Family.

Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Blountville, Tennessee, 423-323-3795,


Please remember Volunteer Speedway owner Joe Loven and his family in your thoughts and prayers. The family has suffered a heartbreaking loss.

Joe’s daughter, Vanessa, her youngest son (John Mylon Brown) sadly passed away on Sunday (November 9, 2014) afternoon. Many will remember John from helping his brothers, Trevor and Joey, work alongside Joe at “The Gap” when the boys were younger. John was much-loved by all who knew him, and he was a very special, brilliant young man.

John graduated in Spring 2013 from Northeast State Community College (located beside Tri-Cities Regional Airport) in Blountville, and he was currently attending East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

John Mylon Brown

John Mylon Brown and mother Vanessa Loven Brown, upon John’s graduation from Northeast State Community College in May 2013.