Earle Frederick "Freddy" Close, 53, of Macon died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Futch and Mr. Kenny Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Nashville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will held from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Lovein Fuenral Home.
He was born Oct. 18, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Earle Roland Close and Edith Avis Field. He was employed with the YKK Zipper Co as a machine Mechanic and a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church. He attended Valdosta State University and Georgia Tech. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing. He was preceded in death by a niece: Katie Hendley.
He is survived by his mother, Edith Close of Nashville; three sisters, Donna Close of Nashville, Polly (Dr. Michael) Whittle of Cordele and Carol (Wayne) Hendley of Nashville; a niece, Leslie Montgomery of Nashville; a nephew, Lance (Caroline) Hendley of Nashville; two great nephews, Dallas and Eli Montgomery of Nashville; and a special friend, Marie McGraw of Macon.
Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.