In loving memory of

Betty Jean Brandon
June 13, 1930 - June 12, 2020

Betty Jean Hicks Brandon, age 89 of Knoxville, passed away on June 12, 2020. Betty was born in Knoxville, TN on June 13, 1930. She retired from UT Hospital and was very active with Arlington Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed family time, teaching her first grade Sunday School children, and spending time with family and friends on Douglas Lake.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband John Bruce Brandon, Sr.; father Robert Claude Hicks; mother Dorothy Hicks Griffin; stepmother Sue Hicks; and Aunt Libby Waggoner.
She is survived by her sons, John Bruce Brandon, Jr. of Knoxville, TN, Robert (Karen) Brandon of Gainesville, GA; grandsons Trevor and Taylor Brandon of Gainesville, GA, Jay (Courtney) and Matthew Brandon; granddaughter Krista Brandon; great-grandsons Grayson and Ethan Brandon; special cousin Barbara (Lee) Johnson; and dear friend Reva Miller, all of Knoxville, TN.
Friends and family may call at convenience Monday June 15th from 4pm until 8pm. The private graveside service will be live streamed Tuesday June 16th at 1:00pm at . The family requests In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel & Crematory are honored to serve the Brandon family and invite you to sign the online registry.


Kylene Hansard wrote on Jun 24, 2020:

"Sympathy for all the family. She was a beautiful person, we loved her. Marie Kennedy and Kylene Kennedy Hansard"

William P. Holt wrote on Jun 16, 2020:

"Many fond memories of a great lady. William P. Holt"

Penny wallace wrote on Jun 16, 2020:

"I am so sorry about your mother. She was a very sweet lady I have not seen her in years but she knew my mom and dad. I went to school with bobby. My dad cut all the men's hair I believe. My mom passed away Oct 3 2000 but I got to cherish my dad till March 2017. My thoughts are with all of you. Hugs penny Wallace Merritt. my email is"

Linda Porter-Tillman wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"John I?m so sorry to hear about your mom?s passing. Prayers for you & your family "

Linda Dunaway wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"John and Bobby, I did your Moms hair for many, many years. We both worked downtown and it was convenient for her. She was such a pleasant person to be around. I always enjoyed our time together. She was one of my favorite clients. Prayers for you both and your families. Linda Campbell Dunaway"

Linda Porter-Tillman wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"John I?m so sorry to hear about your mom?s passing. Prayers for you & your family "

Pat Pittman wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"We will miss Betty! She was soft spoken and had a gentle personality. She was a wonderful Christian lady. I enjoyed working with her at UT, but I got to know her even better when we joined Arlington Baptist. We enjoyed retiree lunches with great times of fellowship. I will always remember her sweet spirit and beautiful smile. We love you, Betty Pat, Mickey, and Darren Pittman"

John Taylor wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"I loved being around Big John & working the bus ministry on his bus and I always loved being around Betty. She always had the sweetest smile. Even though she?s rejoicing now she?ll be dearly missed. With our Prayers, Sharon Floyd Taylor & John "

John Taylor wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"John & Betty were such Dear Friends To Ralph & I. We really loved being around them and working together in the church. Will really miss Betty. Sincerely, Betty Floyd"

nancy kington wrote on Jun 15, 2020:

"gonna miss this sweet lady.such a sweet smile.loved being in sunday school with her. prayers to the family"