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Johnny Dean Brackins

Johnny Dean Brackins, age 53, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at his residence after an extended illness. He was a native of Erwin and a son of Leonard Thomas Brackins and the late Alice Dene (Tilson) Brackins. In addition to his mother, Johnny is preceded in death by one brother, Tommy J. Brackins.

In addition to his father, Johnny Dean Brackins has left behind to cherish his memories:

Son: Dakota Chantz Brackins, of Ft. Benning, GA;

Sister: Mary Salyer and husband Todd, of Kingsport.

The family wishes to offer special thanks to Diane and Esonya Shelton for their love, care and support. A private memorial service will be conducted by family at a later date.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Johnny Dean Brackins through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.