Ernest Millard Brummett, Jr. age 74 of Oak Ridge

Ernest Millard Brummett, Jr. age 74 of Oak Ridge, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge after a short illness. He was born on March 28, 1948 in Clinton, Tennessee to the late Ernest Millard Brummett, Sr. and the late Daisy Mae Taylor Brummett.
Ernie worked for the city of Oak Ridge from the time he was 19 years old all the way up until the time of his retirement in 2014. He worked his way up the ladder from being a maintenance mechanic to becoming the Equipment Shop manager. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years-Lynne Poley Brummett, along with brothers: William “Bill” Brummett, Alan Brummett, Tony Brummett and sister, Vickie Brummett Rupe all of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Ernie is survived by:
Son:
Jeffery Scott Brummett and wife Tammy Jenkins Brummett of Clinton, Tennessee
Daughters:
Michele Lee Hatchell and husband Wallace Wayne “Chip” Hatchell of Florence, South Carolina
Melanie Carol Fritz and husband Eric Logan Fritz of Jefferson City, Tennessee
Grandchildren:
Matthew Brayden Hatchell of Greenville, South Carolina
Tanner Scott Brummett of Clinton, Tennessee
Brenden Traxler Hatchell of Florence, South Carolina
Sidney “Ashtyn”, Camden Logan and Ansley Carolyne Fritz of Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Brothers:
Larry Brummett of Clinton, Tennessee, Benny Brummett of Charleston, South Carolina and Dennis Brummett of Clinton.
He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Long Time Friend:
Dave Owens of Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The family is honoring Ernie’s requests and there will be no services. Ernie has requested memorials be sent to
the Hospitality House of Oak Ridge. 
Special thanks go out to the many doctors, nurses, LPN’s, CNA’s and Chaplains at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge who cared for Ernie in his final days. www.holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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2 comments

  1. A Great brother and friend . He always kept me up to date on Bill his brother. We became friends and spoke monthly for how we both were doing and how his late wife was. Met several times at bills house. A gentleman. Rip Ernie.

  2. A great friend and brother. A friend I respected and loved as a brother.

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