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Berry Highland South

OBITUARY

Fred W. McClanahan

January 5, 1940April 15, 2021

Fred W. McClanahan, of Maryville, went to be with our Lord on April 15, 2021 at the age of 81. Fred was a Veteran of the US Army and served as a police officer then detective for the Knoxville Police Department. Fred was an avid fisherman who loved to shoot firearms and watch Nascar. Fred was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Jean McClanahan and mother, Eula Stinnett McClanahan. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his son, Brian McClanahan and wife Karen; daughter, Kayle Prince and husband Matt; stepsons, James "Jimmy" Graham and wife Jennifer, Charles "Charlie" Graham, Robert "Bobby" Graham and wife Maria; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Lee Rine and wife Janice; sister, Joyce Radke and husband Jim; and other extended family and friends. The family will Receive Friends on Saturday, April 17th from 1:00-2:00pm at Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00pm, with Pastor Vonzel Whetsell officiating. The Interment will immediately follow. Berry Highland South is honored to serve the family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook at berryhighlandsouth.com.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

Memories

Fred W. McClanahan

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Gene Cowden

April 16, 2021

U was a good neighbor and u will be missed truly and I'm sorry for the family's loss and we will miss cooking Thanksgiving dinner and sharing with you

Ed Mitchell

April 16, 2021

My condolences and prayers. I was honored to have worked with Freddie and call him a friend. He will be missed by many of us.

Adriana Harrin

April 16, 2021

Fred was like a second grandfather to me when I was growing up with one of his granddaughters, Kris. He was always there for me and very loving. He treated me as if I was one of his own, and I will never forget him.

Earl Crosland

April 16, 2021

Worked with Fred at federal court in Knoxville for several years and regard him as one of the finest persons it has ever been my privilege to know. Fred was truly a gentleman and will be sorely missed. RIP my friend!

Bryan Bates

April 16, 2021

When I graduated the police academy in May of 1979 , I was fortunate enough to be assigned to Freds shift. It was so much fun and educational to work for him and Ed Cummings. Fred took care of his people and was always one you could go to with a problem. I'm so sorry the family has suffered this loss. Fred , go rest high on that mountain and please know you are responsible for my successful 32 year career. Gods Speed Sarge !!!

Kenneth Martin

April 16, 2021

Fred was a good friend and co worker for many years. When you run a beat with a man you get to know him well. I worked closely with Fred for most of my career at KPD . Fred was s good man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time. God bless you.

John Rose

April 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to Fred’s family. He was a fine man and a good, solid policeman. I always enjoyed seeing Fred at the KPD Range. I knew there was going to be an interesting conversation. He will be missed...

Sallie Graham Washam

April 15, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY