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FRED CHANDLER SHERROD

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SHERROD, FRED CHANDLER - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Fred was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduated from Central High School in Knoxville and the University of Tennessee with a BS in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and Tau Beta Pi National Engineer Society. He served in the European Theater during WWII in the US Army Corps of Engineers (1943 - 1946) and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was promoted to COL Corps of Engineers in 1973. He was an instructor and director of the US Army Command and General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1969 - 1975), Commandant USAR School (1975 - 1978), retiring in 1979 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He served as brigadier general, 3rd Brigade, Tennessee Defense Force. He served as civil engineer, office engineer, cost engineer, chief estimator, gen. cost engineer, and cost engineer staff specialist in the Office of Engineering and Construction, TVA, 1950 - 1982 when he retired. He is a member of Shekinah Lodge #524, Knoxville Consistory 32nd Degree, Kerbela Temple, served as charter president of Rogersville Shrine Club, member of Burlington Chapter #458 OES. Member of Church Street United Methodist Church and Murphy Builders Sunday School Class where he has served in various capacities. Member and past president of Knoxville Downtown Lions Club; past district governor of District 12 N Lions. Past president of East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank and currently serving on the board of directors. Currently serves on the managerial board of the Knoxville Caswell, Christenberry Heights, and Western Heights Boys and Girls Club. Past president, Tennessee Society of the Sons of the Revolution (SOR) and life member, past president and national councilman of the TN Dept. Reserve Officers Association, treasurer of East TN Military Affairs Council (ETMAC), past chef de gare of Forty & Eight; past commander of American Legion Post #2, and life member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Life member of National Association for Uniformed Services, Air Force Association, and Retired Officers Association. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Knoxville Technical Society, National Society of Professional Engineer, member in Perpetuity, and past commander of Military Order of World Wars (MOWW). Past member of Holston Hills Country Club, an avid golfer, past president East Tennessee Seniors Golf Association life member, past Exalted Ruler, past trustee, and currently serving as the chairman of the Americanism, Flag Day and National Service Committees of Knoxville Lodge #160 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Also, past president of the Past Exalted Rulers Association of Knoxville Lodge. Preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Katie Lourette Frye Sherrod; parents, Herbert Ault Sherrod and Lona Vera Bales Sherrod; sisters, Peggy Perry and Joan Johnson; brother, Herbert (Herbie) Ault Sherrod, Jr.; and brother (and spouse) Dan and Maureen Sherrod. Survived by four children (and spouses), Vera Greer, Nancy and Paul Burger, Mark and Cindy Sherrod, Stephen and Rhonda Sherrod; six grandchildren (and spouses), Katie and Chad Harvey, Joseph Sherrod, Issac Sherrod, Carly Sherrod, Jeremy and Barbara Stallworth, Melissa and Gary Gabrielli; five great grandchildren, Katelyn and Bryce Stallworth, and Dallas, Auslin, and Kloey Gabrielli; brother (and spouse), H.E. and Velma Sherrod. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home with Rev. Cabel Trent and Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Lyon's View for the interment at 11:30 a.m. with military honors provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Murphy Builders Sunday School Class at Church Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901; or to the Boys and Girls Club, 220 Carrick Street, Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999.www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 15 to June 18, 2014
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