Fred D. Chase
On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Fred D. Chase, Jonesborough, was called to his heavenly home.
Mr. Chase was born, December 2, 1931, in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred B. and Kate Jackson Chase and by his brother Tom Chase. Fred graduated from Jonesborough High school and he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bennington. In 1957, he married Anna Lou Byrd. This past year they celebrated their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary.
Fred was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, where he was recognized for his service to the church and for his contributions to our community. Fred was employed as the Plant Manager for Old Hickory Concrete Pipe in Johnson City and later as Sales Manager for Permatile Pipe Company in Bristol, Virginia.
A life-long lover of horses, Fred enjoyed training and showing Tennessee Walkers. An avid outdoorsman, he was passionate about bird dogs and hunting. His family and friends will remember him most for his sense of humor and for all the stories he was so eager to tell. We will honor him and continue to practice this generosity and kindness toward others he modeled for us.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Anna Lou, his daughter Lisa, her husband Camp Childers, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to express our sincere thanks to Nonie Weir, Linda Byrd, and Caris Healthcare for their loving care and support.
Graveside services will be conducted 9:00 AM Monday, January 19, 2015 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Dr. Mark Harrod officiating. Trinity Baptist Church in Jonesborough will host family and friends from 10 AM-12, noon after the service.
Pallbearers will be James Wilhoit, Steve Jones, Ken Huffine, Joseph Hasty, Shane Hunt, Matt Wilhoit, Andy Wilhoit, and Michael Byrd (Little). Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Torbett, Tony Maden, Dan Kyte, Robert King, Wayne O’Dell, Mike Byrd, Denny Deakins, Lynn Deakins and the “Possum Breakfast Club.”
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations honoring Fred are sent to Trinity Baptist Church P.O. Box 99 Jonesborough, TN 37659.
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EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES
Paul and Debbie Masters
Anna Lou and Lisa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have good memories of attending church with Freddie. May God Bless You and give you strength for the days ahead.
Mrs. Chase and Lisa,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Chase.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Anna Lou and Lisa,
I will always remember cousin Freddie - he was always so handsome and so much fun to be around. I know you will miss him but he's at peace without any more pain or suffering. Know that I'm thinking of you and sending much love to you both! JillO
Dena (Thornton) Hensley
AnnaLou and Lisa,
I am so sorry for your loss. We've lost another good one. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
AnnaLou and Lisa,
you know heaven in a much better place and he
knows you know where to find strength to carry on.
Love you and praying for you to experience all of
God's love and peace for the times when you miss
Freddy the most. I loved him and know there will
never be another one like him (THANK YOU GOD!). I
have to think that he rest of our family are
having the best party up in heaven since Freddy
Dear Chase family,
I was saddened to learn of Fred's passing! Fred was a very helpful friend and business associate for many years! I will miss him but I am glad he is in Glory now with no more pain! My prayers are with you during this time of sorrow!
Vicki Varney Boy
Anna Lou & Lisa, I was sorry to
read of Freddie's passing. I have
many wonderful childhood
memories of him. He gave me one
of the greatest gifts I've ever
gotten: the ability to ride a horse.
Any horse. I smile when I
remember all the evenings that he
led me around on Joker. He must
have walked miles! And, oh, those
wonderful stories and sayings.
(He thankfully wasn't right about
onions putting hair on my chest.)
Many happy times. I know all too
well the pain of losing your
husband. But take great comfort in
the fact that Freddie is Home now.
You both are in my prayers during
this difficult time.
My heart is breaking for you and your family during this difficult
time. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting your father,
I know he must have been heck of a man if he raised such a
beautiful person as yourself. Your dad is at peace now and no
longer suffering. He'll always be with you, but now as your
guardian angel. Thank you for be such a kind, loyal and beautiful
friend. Your father must have been so proud of you. I love you
and Camp very much.
Anna Lou and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Both of you have
impacted my life in many ways. Lisa, you jumped in and helped
me like no other while my mother was fighting the battle of her
life. You were such a magnificent teacher-to-be. Then, Anna Lou
prepared the best baked spaghetti when Mama passed away l
have ever tasted in my life. Anna Lou has continued to send rolls
for the 'golden girl's' beach trips which we have always enjoyed
and appreciated. My prayers are with you both.
Anna Lou, so sorry to hear about Freddie, you are in my thoughts
Todd and Tammy
Lisa- very sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and your family.
Roy & Patricia Scarem
Dear Anna Lou & Lisa,
We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Freddie with fond memories. He was so much fun to be around. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Teresa Milhorn and John coomer
Sorry to hear about your loss
Our sympathy to the family. Fred was a friend for many years. Fred was highly respected in the construction industry. He always had a kind word for my sister and her family, Billy Coffey. Fred will be missed.
Bob Stout Construction Company & Employees
Fred Chase was a great American. We worked with Fred for
over twenty years doing business with the company he worked
for. Fred was a great friend to all of us at Bob Stout
Construction in particular to Bob Stout and his mother Ruby.
We will all miss Fred. To the Chase family we send our sincere