Clyde Freeman

November 23, 1924January 7, 2019

Clyde Freeman, age 94 of Jackson, passed away on January 7, 2019 at Jackson General Hospital.

He was born in Hardin County, TN to Henry and Ola Story Freeman. He was a retired welder/pipefitter for more than 40 years and retired from Local 407 in Jackson, TN.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman his whole life and even held the Tennessee State Record Black Crappie from 1985 to 2018. Mr. Freeman loved gardening and planted over 250 rose bushes in his yard in memory of his late wife, Alta Gray Freeman.

Mr. Freeman is survived by a son, David Freeman (Melanie) of Pensacola, FL; two granddaughters Deborah Dai Ranberger of Jackson, TN and Amy Elizabeth Mallette (Joe) of Gibson, TN; five grandchildren, Brandon Lee Mooney (Hannah), Elizabeth Christine Wentzell, Braxton David Medina Maddison Elizabeth Medina, and Cecilia Lou Mallette.

Funeral services for Clyde Freeman, 94, will be on January 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Rev. Harrell Phillips officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers to serve will be Joe Neisler, Brandon Mooney, Joe Mallette, Keith Hardee, Joe Vann, and Mark Welch.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Friday, January 11, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019

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Christie Varnick

January 9, 2019

Clyde and Alta Freeman have been in my life since I was 12-13 years old, over 30 years.
Clyde was a good man, loved fishing, gardening and his Sweetie (Alta).
I spent a lot of time at their house growing up , (with my best friend Dai, “my special friend”, at least that’s how Nanny Alta introduced us. Lol) he would cook us crappie & hush puppies and grew some of the most amazingly delicious tomatoes. (It’s funny the things you remember about people, for some reason I relate everything to food, music and television shows. Lol)
Clyde and Alta were like my third set of Grandparents and I have fond memories and good times with them to look back on, I will always treasure those.
He will be missed, but now he’s in a better place and he’s back with his sweetie. Love you Clyde and Alta.
All of the family are in my thoughts and prayers, love y’all.