Freda Patty, age 80 of the Wears Valley Community, passed away Monday April 8, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 52 years, Harry Butler Patty.
Freda graduated Sevier County High School before attending Baptist Nursing School. Upon completion, she dedicated her life to the service of others as a director of nursing at local nursing homes.
Survivors: daughter, Lisa Melton; sons, Keith Patty and wife Amy, Scott Patty; grandsons, John Patty, Matthew Melton, Harry Patty; granddaughters, Jenny Wilson, Melissa Melton; great-grandchildren, Haley Wilson, Breanna Sego, Gabe Parton.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Faulkner officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Friday at Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for interment.