Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Eddy Boshears, 50, of Oneida, passed away April 22, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Born in Oneida, July 14, 1962, he was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Jane Hatfield Boshears; and grandparents: Bedford and Gertie Hatfield, and Ed and Nora Boshears.

He was a member of the Winfield Baptist Church, and began his law enforcement career with the Tennessee Highway Patrol 25 years ago in Rutherford County, transferring to Scott County in 1989. In 2003, he graduated from Northwestern Universityís School of Police Staff and Command and was promoted to Sergeant of Troop C of the Knoxville division of the THP in 2011. He held many roles with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, including the Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) and the Highway Patrolís Chaplains Program and Stress Debriefing Team. He was also an Advanced Traffic Reconstructionist and Radar Instructor.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica Jeffers Boshears of Oneida; father, Paul Boshears; daughters, Makenzie and Kennedy Boshears; sons: Tanner Boshears, and Jordan and Logan Chambers; in-laws: Marilyn and Rick King, Keith Jeffers and the late Phylis Jeffers; sisters- and brother-in-law: Rhyan and Duff King, Morgan and Travis Shepard, Julie and Dave Arbaugh, and Michael and Christy Ross; his THP family, and many other relatives.

Celebration of life was conducted April 25, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. David Smith and Colonel Tracy Trott officiating. Graveside service was conducted April 26, at Carson Memorial Park.

Jones & Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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