To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time\nto die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8\n\nFred Allen Stevenson, 71, Limestone, entered into a peaceful rest on November 10, 2022, at Ballad\nHealth surrounded by his family.\nHe was a lifelong native of Limestone, TN. Fred was an avid gardener, farmer, and landscaper. He\nenjoyed watching westerns, old sitcoms and fishing. Fred was a very uncomplicated, plain, dedicated\nand straightforward man. At times he did not have a problem speaking his mind to others, but most of all Fred was loved by his family and friends in which he touched their lives in many special ways.\nHe was preceded in death by his Parents: Albert L. and Virginia Stevenson; Brother Albert L. “Tookum” Stevenson Jr.; Sisters: Alberta “Tina” Thomas, Fannie Mae Campbell, Virginia Wells, Savannah Dickson, and Ada Peeler Avery, Brother Jerry Stevenson. Survivors include 3 Sisters: Virginia Pirtle and Mary Lucy Edwardson of Johnson City, Annette Stevenson of Limestone. 2 Brothers Douglas Stevenson of Johnson City, & Henry Stevenson of Greeneville. Several cousins, nieces, and nephews. One special friend Andrea Hayes and many friends whom he worked for and with in Limestone, TN.\nCelebration of Life will be held on November 16, 2022, from 3:00pm-4:00pm at The Church at\nLimestone, 240 Opie Arnold Road, Limestone, TN. Private Interment for immediate family only will be\nheld at Urbana Cemetery.\nFamily will receive friends prior to the services at the church and at other times at the residence of\nVirginia Pirtle, 637 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN.\nThe Stevenson family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center and dedicated drivers of NET Trans for the wonderful care given to Fred over the years.\n\nFlowers may be sent to Jeffers Mortuary, 208 N. College St., Greeneville, TN 37743.\nCondolences may be sent to the Stevenson family by visiting jeffersmortuary.com, (423) 639-2141.