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Donnie Chowning

August 1, 1947 — January 10, 2020

Born in Springfield, TN on August 1, 1947 Departed on January 10, 2020 and resided in Greenbrier, TN Life Celebration: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelWednesday January 15, 2020 10:00am to 11:00amVisitation: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelTuesday January 14, 2020 4:00pm to 8:00pmVisitation: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: ChapelWednesday January 15, 2020 9:00am to 10:00am

Donnie M. Chowning, age 72 of Greenbrier, passed away on January 10, 2020 at North Knoxville Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

He was born on August 1, 1947 to the late Robert Cleo and Velma Powell Chowning at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital. After graduating from East Robertson High School in 1965, Donnie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Donnie was described as an honest, loyal and determined man. He was hardworking and loved his family. He worked for over 40 years as a truck driver and retired from USF Holland.

In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Powell Chowning.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Kay (Donald) Spencer of Knoxville; grandchildren Jake Drewrey, Mary Kathryn Spencer and Shelly Spencer; and great-grandson, Zae Drewrey; siblings, Betty Elmore, Linda (Wilbur) Beal, Jimmy Chowning, Jerry (Helen) Chowning and Bill (Juanita) Chowning; his best friend for many years, James Beard and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4-8pm then again on Wednesday from 9:00 am until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437 www.SpringfieldFH.com.

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