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Herbert Clark Childress

December 16, 1956 ~ December 4, 2020 (age 63)

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Herbert (Herb) Childress II went home to glory December 4, 2020. Herb was born December 16, 1956 in Winchester, TN to the late Herbert C. Childress and Gladys Newsom Childress.

Herb accepted Christ later in life at Journey Community Church of Winchester, TN. He was a client and later volunteered with Journey’s monthly Food Give-Away ministry and the 30 Below ministry serving the homeless of Franklin County. Herb went to new heights based on the love and support he received as a member of Journey’s thriving church family!

Herb was most content with life when making music and playing his bass guitar. He was a musician from his teenage years. Local music fans knew him from his many years as the bassist for a number of local rock bands.

Over the years Herb was also known as the slow-talking, gentle spirit that everybody at work seemed to like. He was one of those employees that seemed to get along with everybody. His co-workers from Southern TN Medical Center, Walmart, Superior Cleaning, Campora Center, the Franklin County Recycling Center and the Franklin County custodial staff seem to have plenty of funny stories regarding Herb’s work-place entertaining! Even people who never met Herb recognized him from the countless miles he put on his skateboards (most notably his frequency for skateboarding to and from Sewanee … from Winchester)!

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Ella Newsom Bean and brother David Newsom. Herb leaves too cherish his memory 3 sisters, Sue F. Childress and Kathryn (Rodney) Dennison of Decherd, Angela Vanzant of Tullahoma; brothers, Eddie (Joann) Childress of Lewisburg, James Childress and Trey Childress of Nashville; aunts, Tennie Trice of Newport, TN, Martha Shephard of Shelbyville and Jean Marsh of Murfreesboro; uncle, James Newsom of Tullahoma; devoted cousins, Kay (Don) Young and Vicky Hardin of Decherd and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday December 12, 2020 from 11:00am-1:00 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home. The visitation will be open for friends and family, but the funeral service will be private at the request of the family. Online condolences may be shared at

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December 12, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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