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OBITUARY: Anthony Darrell Read, 70

Anthony Darrell Read, age 70, passed away at his home in Ashland City surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 27, 2020.

Darrell was born in Dickson, Tennessee to the late Claud and Ollie Fogus Read on July 1, 1950.

He was a member of the graduating class of 1969 of Cheatham County Central High School, a Mason with Lodge #604, and owner of Cotton’s Specialized Hauling. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jackie Neal “Bud” Reed; sister, Libby Williams; nephew, Mike (Tammy) Reed; niece, Samantha Lampley; and brother-in-law, Steve Creech. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Becky Read; son, Tony (Amy) Read; daughter, Candice (Jason) Shoulders; sister, Debi Westbrooks; and his faithful four-legged friend, Jack Red Read.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Habib Doss, Sarah Wells, APN, Dr. Paul Rosenblatt, and the nurses of Alive Hospice for the care and compassion during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Darrell’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society or Alive Hospice c/o Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 on-line condolences at


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