Brownlee Reagan, age 87 of Gatlinburg, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was a well-known self-made businessman, as well as an active member of the community. He had an untiring love and dedication to Gatlinburg that has helped make it what it is today. He served in the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce as director and president. He also served in the Sevier County Commission and City of Gatlinburg commission as vice mayor. He was a proud co-founder of Tennessee State Bank and the Scottish Highland Games. Mr. Reagan was a Tennessee Highway Patrolman, one of THP’s first motor officers, Gatlinburg Chief of Police, and proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific, seeing action in the Invasion of the Aleutian Islands and other campaigns operating LCAs.
A true University of Tennessee athletics fan, no one doubted his blood ran orange, missing very few UT football games. Mr. Reagan was a big supporter of the University of Tennessee.
He is preceded in death by his wife E. Kelley Reagan and children, Mary B. Reagan and John Reagan.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Lori Reagan; granddaughters, Mickella, Godiva, Alyvia, and Tyra; sister, Gertrude Bales; sister-in-law, Dottie Reagan; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764, or Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., 2270 Sutherland Ave., Suite 202, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The family will receive friends 4-6pm Saturday with funeral service to follow at 6pm in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held in the National Park. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.