Clay William Freeman

November 10, 1940August 14, 2018

Clay William Freeman, age 77 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Life Care Center in Jefferson City. Clay was a Deacon and member of Pratt’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Carter High School, Class of 1958, and retired from Honeywell (formerly Jim Robbins Seat Belt Company). He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Jackson Freeman; paternal grandparents, James Riley Freeman and Laura White Freeman of Andrews, NC; step grandmother, Maggie Freeman Williams of Calhoun, TN; and maternal grandparents, James L. Oglesby and Margaret Jane Pratt Oglesby; parents, William Claude Freeman and Dorothy Oglesby Freeman; and brothers, James Riley, Floyd Atchley, and Jackie Lawrence Freeman, all of Knoxville, TN. Clay is survived by his sisters, Patsy F. (Don) Berry-Lawson of New Market, Dallie Wilkerson of Andersonville, and Sue (Ray) Lee of Knoxville; brothers, Riley (Pat) and Wayne (Loretta) Freeman of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews, and many cousins in the Knoxville, North Carolina, and California area. Family will receive friends Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm. Family and friends will gather for a graveside service on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 11:00 am at McCubbins Cemetery in Knoxville. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 17, 2018

Clay William Freeman

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Jamie Sanders

August 15, 2018

Clay was a wonderful man. He was so kind. I will pray God will show you all comfort in this very hard time. What a blessing he was while he was here. Nice to know we will see him again when we all join up again with the Lord.

Catherine Brooks

August 14, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss.