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Fred Burr

June 25, 1946 — May 22, 2020

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on June 25, 1946 Departed on May 22, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee Gathering of Family and Friends: Hendersonville Funeral HomeThursday May 28, 2020 1:00pm to 4:00pmFriday May 29, 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pmCelebration of Life: Hendersonville Memory GardensFriday May 29, 2020 3:00pm

Fred "Freddie" Burr, 73 years young, former football star, trumpet player, veteran, and George Jones look-alike, had his last laugh on May 22, 2020. Life of the party and fierce competitor in all things motorized, Freddie was always up for a race. "Go Big or Go Home" wasn't just a motto - it's also the way he lived his life.

He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Linda Mitchell, on his birthday June, 25 1966. He would jokingly say with a grin, "Worst mistake I ever made" because every year since then his birthday became her anniversary.

With only the final flight test remaining, Freddie learned he would be father. Deciding he wanted a family more (not really but he couldn't afford lessons & a child), daughter, Tracy (Randy Stanfill) became Freddie's pride & joy. Blissfully unaware his second child would inherit his dare-devil spirit, son Clint (Kim) completed their family. One girl, one boy, one beloved cocker spaniel - all was right with the world - ‘til 2 years later his hair was totally white.

Strong love of family ensured his sisters, Mary (John Bennett, deceased), Sara (Marty Biggs), as well as his sister-in laws, Judy, June and Annette and their families all shared in the fun, laughter, tears & broken bones over the years. He also shared his passion for the water, all things fun and chocolate with everyone. Even his youngest great-nephew always ate Freddie's last piece of chocolate & laughed.

A 3rd generation electrician, he was always "tinkering" and could fix almost anything, except plumbing. Attempting to unclog the kitchen sink one day, had neighbors standing in awe as carrot peels shot 10' high from the roof. DEFINITELY not a plumber.

Freddie always smiled when he spoke of his most cherished loves, grandson, Kody Burr & granddaughter, Randi Lynn Stanfill. Kody has his grandfather's passion for winning & football. Freddie drove hours to cheer him on at all his games. Randi Lynn inherited her grandfather's love of the ocean and lead foot on the accelerator. Freddie always cautiously encouraged her to follow her dreams.

He said many times "I've lived a good life, a full life; there's not much I left on my bucket list." Freddie's big heart, kind soul, charismatic smile, and belly shaking laugh will be celebrated at Hendersonville Memorial Gardens. Visitation for Fred Burr will take place on Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 and Friday, May 29 from 1:00 - 3:00. Services will be performed graveside by Pastor Jonathan Richerson of West Haven Baptist Church following visitation on Friday, May 29 from 3:00 - 4:00.

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