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Claude "Buddy" Alder

October 14, 1933 — November 19, 2023

Morristown, Tennessee

Claude "Buddy" Alder

Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City

Claude “Buddy” Alder, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday morning November 19, 2023.

Buddy was born on October 14, 1933 in Hancock County.  He is preceded in death by his parents Joe & Mattie (Sizemore) Alder, his sisters Kate Trent, Mary Davis, Martha Drinnon, and son-in-law Charles Manning.

Buddy was saved at the age of 18 at Gaps Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a longtime faithful member and deacon of Thankful Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years.  He loved singing and sang bass in the church choir for many years.  He sang in multiple quartets and even sang with his four children.  One of his greatest joys was handing out peppermint candy to friends at church.

He retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation after 35 years. 

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Ruth (Jones) Alder, daughter, Joyce Manning, sons, Dennis (Judy) Alder, David (Denay) Alder, and Darrell (Susan) Alder, grandchildren, Aaron (Chasa) Alder, Justin (Metina) Manning, Andrew Alder, Matthew (Elizabeth) Alder, Adam (fiancé Whitney Hurd) Alder, Tyler (Jessie) Alder, Rachael (Daylin) Davis, Caleb (Shawna) Alder, Leah (Paxton) Hayes, great-grandchildren, Allyssa, Allie, Spencer, Kylie, Reeden, Peyton, Cade, Kasen, Brenley, Brycen, Avery, and Everett, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church.  Graveside interment service will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 24, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thankful Missionary Baptist Church

3956 Maple Valley Rd, Morristown, TN 37813

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thankful Missionary Baptist Church

3956 Maple Valley Rd, Morristown, TN 37813

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 25, 2023

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