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Brent Efflandt Obituary

Brent Croft Efflandt
Brent Croft Efflandt

June 16, 1964 - August 20, 2013
Born in Illinois
Resided in Sevierville, TN


EFFLANDT, BRENT CROFT – 49, of Sevierville, Tennessee, died Tuesday morning August 20, 2013, at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Born June 16, 1964, in Moline, Illinois, he was the beloved son of Elaine Wells and Ralph Efflandt and loving brother of Bruce Efflandt, Beth W. Viloria and husband, Andrew, Susan Isaac and husband, Walter.

After graduation from Sevier County High School, Brent followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, Paul Tallman, to become a skilled machinist for 20 years. He loved history and was especially knowledgeable about WWII, planes and automobiles. In 1999, Brent appeared in the movie, October Sky, as a machinist at the mine. Generous, intelligent, honest and kind, he is deeply missed by his family, friends and adoring pets, Duke and Hershey.

Brent is survived by his parents, brother and sisters; uncle and aunt, Paul and Karen Tallman; step-sister, Cheryl Johnson; nieces and nephews, Amanda Helton, Alesia Efflandt, Alexander Efflandt and Nicholas Efflandt; and a host of cousins and dear friends.

In lieu of funeral services, a celebration of life memorial for family and friends will be held Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wells residence, 1771 Wears Valley Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862. For event information:

To honor Brent's love of animals, the family requests that any memorials be donations to the Sevier County Humane Society.




The Family Home
1771 Wears Valley Road
Sevierville, TN US 37862
Friday, August 23, 2013
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Sevier County Humane Society
959 Gnatty Branch Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sevier County Humane Society, 959 Gnatty Branch Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876 or online at



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