Fred Stephens


 STEPHENS, Fred L., age 78 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Franklin County on June 23, 1941, to the late R.L. and Lora (Gaddie) Stephens. Fred’s first job was at Campbell & Dan in Tullahoma. He then worked at Wilton Corporation and later Shaw Industries until his retirement in 2015. Fred enjoyed deer hunting, gardening, and watching westerns on television. He will be remembered for being a hard-worker and for his strong-willed and loving nature. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Cordell Stephens. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Earlene Bracken Stephens of Winchester; children, Sandra (John) Springfield of Summerville, South Carolina, Anthony “Tony” Stephens of Belvidere, and Crystal (Frankie) Thackerson of Winchester; grandchildren, Eandra, Tasha, Blake, Andrea, Amber, Jasmine, and Payton; great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Caroline, Nickolas, Ella, Emma, Logan, Liam, and Isabella; step-great-granddaughter, Hannah; and sisters, Frances (Jerry) Stewart of Decherd, and Joyce (Raymond) Steele of Belvidere. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 11 a.m.  in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Keith Springs Cemetery. If you would like to send a “Hug from Home” please call the funeral home at 931-967-2222. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222,