Fred Bauer


 BAUER, Fred Graham, resident of Huntland, Tennessee, departed this life on Dec. 30, 2020, at Viviant Health Care of Murfreesboro. He was born Dec. 27, 1950, at Smith Memorial Hospital in Winchester, Tennessee. Fred (Beau) was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Virginia Bauer; brothers, Paul Bauer and Carl Bauer Jr.; partner, Malcolm Fletcher; and brother-in-law, Donnie Sisk. He is survived by two aunts, Cornelia Bauer Ford and Mary Ann Bauer (Richard) Austin. He leaves behind his sister, Ann Bauer Sisk; sisters-in-law, Mary Bone Bauer and Patsy Stubblefield Bauer; nephews, Bates Bauer, Tyler Bauer, Jedidiah Sisk and Jake Bauer; nieces, Jennie Sisk Smith and Hilary Bauer Clayton; four great-nieces; and two great-nephews. Beau graduated from Sewanee Military Academy in 1969, with honors and went on to graduate from University of Tennessee with a degree in Horticulture Science. After graduating Beau returned home to be a part of the family business. Phytotektor, Inc., a wholesale nursery mainly propagating liners and eventually a well-known dogwood grower. He continued in the family business with his brother and sister until retirement in 2007. He served in the National Guard for eight years and served on the board of the Old Jail Museum, where he was very active in their projects and doing work on the grounds. Beau was well known for his love of history and family heritage. He truly had a green thumb. His yard was full of rare and new plants and beautiful flowers. He also loved to travel and toured Europe extensively in his younger days. He was proud of the fact that he and his partner sailed back on the maiden voyage of Queen Mary 2 from England into New York Harbor. Beau was probably best known for his love of fine antiques, beautiful china and silver. He was an avid collector and very knowledgeable. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. No service is scheduled at this time. Grant Funeral Services in charge of the 

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