Clifton Wade Sledge, age 80, longtime resident of Franklin, Tennessee, after an extended illness, passed away on August 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
As a native of Franklin, Tennessee, he was dedicated to his community. He was active in the city and served as Alderman from 1979 – 1986. He worked diligently in that capacity when Franklin was just beginning to grow. He retired from Murphy Oil Corp. as Sales Manager with the wholesale division after 43 years of service. Wade was an avid golfer and loved the game very much.
He was preceded in death by parents, Clifton and Lorene White Sledge; and brother, Earl Sledge. Survived by: wife, Ann King Sledge; daughters, Denise Sledge Sutton and Michelle Sledge (Chris) Johns; grandchildren, Amanda Bailey and Ashley (Jacob) Jewell; great grandchildren, Cooper and Tucker Bailey, Adler and Sloane Jewell.
Funeral services will be conducted beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, with Jim Taylor and Larry Chatman officiating. Interment Williamson
Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Wayne, Jimmy, Tandy, Steve and Kevin King, Jacob Jewell and Landon Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Stanton Gunnells, Grant Mayfield, Terry Schmidt, Daniel Stephens, Mike Sledge and staff of Southern Care.
Memorials may be made to Willowbrook Hospice.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289.