Therrell Fredricks, 70, of Clinton

Therrell Fredricks, 70, of Clinton, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born March 8, 1950, in Whitley City, Kentucky, the son of Dallas and Lois Fredricks, who preceded him in death. Mr. Fredricks was a 1969 graduate of Norris High School. He was employed with H&H Body Shop in Clinton, in the Detail and Quality Control Department, where he worked for many years.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and a fan of the University of Tennessee football, preferring to listen to the radio broadcast of UT games rather than watch the television coverage. In addition to his parents, Mr. Fredricks was preceded in death by an infant sister, and by a granddaughter, Jaimie Fredricks.

He is survived by his wife, Laquata Sanders Fredricks; a daughter, Wenonah Fredricks; sons he raised as his own, Mark Fredricks (Akiko), Jason Sanders and Cody Fredricks.

Mr. Fredricks is also survived by a sister, Charlotte Phillips and her husband, David; four brothers, Wendell Fredricks and his wife, Wanda, Wayne Fredricks and his wife, Linda, Jeff Fredricks, and Dallas Fredricks Jr.

His grandchildren are Brittney, Heather, Amber, Jeremy, Joshua, Cole, and Camden, who he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with them, especially with Camden.

He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Raelynn, Jackson, Mia and Landon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barry Hutchins and Darla Bayless, co-owners of H&H Body Shop, were considered special friends, as was Lynn Phillips, a friend since childhood.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Sinking Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Clinton.

A viewing time will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Rocky Top.

Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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