Fred McClaran

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Grace Baptist Church
1520 McArthur Street
Manchester, Tennessee, United States

Obituary of Fred McClaran

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Fred McClaran, age 85, passed into eternal rest at St. Thomas Rutherford on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.  Fred was born in Williamson County and spent most of his childhood growing up in Cookeville and then moved to Warren County where he married the love of his life, Diane Fields on June 20, 1964 and started a wonderful journey together.  Fred and Diane had a beautiful daughter and two special daughters and many other foster children.  He was known for nicknaming those of which he was especially was fond.  Fred was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed singing with the men of Grace.  He retired from Powermatic after almost 40 years and was a member of the United States Army, serving his country with the National Guard for 9 years.  Fred loved nature, beautiful flowers, and to hunt and trap animals.  He also loved raising chickens and listening to the rooster crow.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lottie McClaran; four brothers, Ewen, Bill, Alvie and Quentin McClaran; two sisters, Imogene Welch and Bobbie Atkins.   He is survived by his wife of 57 and a half years, Diane; daughter, Sherry (David ) Cathey, whom he adored; grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he always had to get hugs from when they arrived and that he loved dearly, Bethany (Marc) Wilson, Kyler and Mason, Amy Busic, Keeli, Zoey and Presley, Michael Breeding, Laiken and Raiden; brothers, Mart McClaran, Joe (Sue) McClaran; sisters, Maxine Hill, Sally (Walt) Syes; sisters-in-law, Holly McClaran, Shirley McClaran; special daughters, Rachel Ferguson, Dianna Turner; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 1:00pm at Grace Baptist Church in Manchester, TN. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville, TN. Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, there will be no public visitation to be held. The family appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774,
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