Maurice Fentress

Born in Greenbrier, TN on December 24, 1931

Departed on October 4, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Maurice Fentress, 88, of Goodlettsville, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at his home. Born December 24, 1931 in Greenbrier, TN he was the son of the late Hubert D. Fentress and Lily (Ellison) Fentress. Maurice was the last of 7 children having been preceded in death by his siblings, Inez, Clarence, Clarice, Matthew, Eugene and Bruce. Maurice had been a self-employed painting contractor for most of his working life. He had also worked as a painter for Metro Board of Education for 15 years and for 9 years he had been a funeral assistant at Cole & Garrett Funeral Homes. In his spare-time he enjoyed camping and fishing. He especially enjoyed camping in Florida with his wife during his retirement. He had attended First Baptist Church in Goodlettsville for many years. Maurice is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ellen (Carter) Fentress; his children, Bobby Ray and his wife Jennie, Anthony E. and his fiancé Kathy, David E. and his wife Donna, and Darlene Dowlen and her husband Buddy; 7 grandchildren, Tracy, Bobby Fentress II, Benjamin, Matthew, Kristen, Michael and Keith ; and 8 great-grandchildren, Tori, Glenn, Allen, Victoria, Alex, Melanie, Bobby Fentress III and Samantha Grace. The family wishes to express thanks to Kindred Care Hospice and also a very heartfelt thank you to our precious granddaughter, Tracy for her care and devotion to her grandfather. Acting as pallbearers will be, Ben, Jake, Michael and Keith. Visitation will be held Thursday from 9 until 11:30 AM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. A celebration of life service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 11:30 with Brother Lyle Larson, Pastor at First Baptist of Goodlettsville and Brother Jerry Heflin, former pastor of First Baptist of Goodlettsville. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, Springfield, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building and maintenance fund at First Baptist Church, Goodlettsville.

10 Comments to Maurice Fentress

  1. Debbie & Walt Lally
    October 5, 2020 8:41 pm

    We’re sorry for your loss and we want you to know that our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Peggy and Jerry Webb
    October 6, 2020 9:18 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! You have precious memories of your time together! Love and prayers during this difficult time!

  3. Bill Williams
    October 6, 2020 12:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss prayers for your family and friends

  4. Jr Phelps
    October 6, 2020 12:02 pm

    So very sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

  5. Patti Higgins
    October 6, 2020 12:13 pm

    Darlene and Bobby, I am so sorry about your Dad. Please share my sympathies with your Mom. Love you all very much.

  6. Earlene Lackey
    October 6, 2020 1:36 pm

    I am so sorry about this. Tell Ellen I will be praying for her and all of the family.

  7. Gigi Harris
    October 6, 2020 5:29 pm

    Darlene… so sorry to hear of your loss. Dads are special gifts from God and I know you will truly miss him. I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Jerrell and Gigi Harris

  8. Alice and Butch Frost
    October 8, 2020 10:28 am

    So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our hearts and thoughts.

  9. Steve Lowe
    October 8, 2020 4:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was one of the biggest fans of the Goodlettsville Softball team. Awesome man…..

  10. Vickie McCormick Roberts
    February 22, 2021 8:24 pm

    My name is Vickie McCormick Roberts. Mr Fentress was a family friend and I’m so sad to read this news. I would love to be in touch with his wife or daughter, Darlene. My Dad, Joe is still alive and living in Spring Hill, Tn.
    The Fentress family has a special place in my heart and I’m so sorry to realize that Mr Fentress passed a few months before I checked. I love me him dearly! My phone 6153081653

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