In Memory of Fred Gladding

Former MLB pitcher, Powell resident Fred Gladding dies at 78
Tom Mattingly
Knoxville News Sentinel
May 23, 2015


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Fred Gladding, who pitched for the Knoxville Smokies in 1959-60 and played professionally for the Detroit Tigers (1961-67) and Houston Astros (1968-73), died Thursday evening in Columbia, S.C., at age 78.


Obituary
Knoxville News Sentinel
May 23, 2015

Fred Earl Gladding, age 78, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Powell, TN, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. For 18 years, Fred played baseball with the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros, then for the next 22 years he coached with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Cleveland Indians. Fred was a member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Lizzie Gladding. He is survived by: loving wife, Margie Clotfelter Gladding, of Columbia, SC; daughter, Brenda Findlay and husband, Michael, of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Amanda Todd and husband, Cody, of Little River, SC; and Carson Findlay.

The family will receive friends 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with funeral services following. Rev. Thomas Sweet officiating. His graveside will follow at the Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.