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Obituary: Clyde Edward Balthrop, age 86

Clyde Edward Balthrop, age 86 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Funeral services will be held at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2 o’ clock pm on Wednesday, September 16th, with Bro. Billy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Heads Cemetery in Cedar Hill with family serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Tuesday, September 15th, and again on Wednesday, beginning at 12 PM until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mr. Balthrop was born on May 17, 1934, in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Elbert and Martha Morris Balthrop. He was a retired soil analyst for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. He coached girls softball and girls basketball for many years in Pleasant View. Mr. Balthrop served in the United States Army and was a long-time member of the Heads Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Burton, R.W., Doris, J.B., Ray, and Howard Balthrop; and sisters, Dorothy Hudgens & Frances Head.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dimple Balthrop; son, Rodney Balthrop; daughter, Cindy (David) Blades; brother, Frank (Nellie Jo) Balthrop; sisters, Dimple Gupton, Bonnie Moore, and Faye (Jimmy) Murphy; grandchildren, Samuel (Courtney) Blades, Autumn (Akelam) Romain, Catherine Blades, Nathan Blades, and Diego Lanius; and many nieces & nephews.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Heads Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 2792 Heads Church Road, Cedar Hill, TN 37032.


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