OBITUARY: Fred Donaldson


Fred Donaldson, age 85, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Fred was born in Franklin County, TN and was the son of the late, Clayton Donaldson and Alma Neal Donaldson.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and the owner of Fred’s Vending. In his younger years, Fred was active with the Mt. Juliet Little League and served on the Board of Directors. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He is survived by:
Wife of 64 years – Sarah Donaldson
Children – Johnny (Carla) Donaldson, Sylvia Adams and Rebecca Brakefield
Siblings – Gilbert (Brenda) Donaldson, Benton (Josie) Donaldson and Geraldine Crabtree
Grandchildren – Erik Adams, Dylan Brakefield, Jon Mikel Donaldson, Nikki Collins, Peyton Brakefield and Zachary Donaldson
Great-grandchildren – Oliver Adams, Liam Adams and Baby Girl Collins expected in June

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2023 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Billie Friel and Bro. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Erik Adams, Dylan Brakefield, Peyton Brakefield, Chris Collins, Darrin Rutledge and Steve Jefferson.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Missions Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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