Longtime Paris attorney, Fred McLean, age 72, died Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Paris.
He was a partner with his brother, Chip, in McLean & McLean law firm in Paris. He was a 1967 graduate of Grove High School and a 1971 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Fred went on to graduate in 1974 from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He was previously board certified as a civil trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. He had served as the attorney for the City of Paris since 1978.
Fred was extremely vital in the operation of Henry County Helping Hand, Inc. organization, where since 1988 he served as a volunteer, President, Board Member and as an auctioneer for many years. He was also a very active member of the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club, where he served as President and was named Kiwanian of the Year three times. Fred was also named Volunteer of the Year in 2013 by the Paris-Henry County Volunteer Center. He also served on the board of Henry County CASA.
Fred was born October 15, 1949, in Paris, TN, to the late Hugh K. McLean and the late Lois Elrod McLean.
He was married January 17, 1987, to Jill McBride McLean, who survives, of Paris.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by one brother, Chip (Gina) McLean of Paris; three nieces, Laura McLean, Kelsey McLean, and Jenny McBride; and three nephews, Darren Randall, Brad Randall, and Eric Russell.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. The body is to be cremated. Memorial visitation will be Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Bridge of Hope Church, 1575 Highway 641 S, Paris, TN 38242. The memorial service will be Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Bridge of Hope Church, with Eric Kelleher and Terry Fuller officiating.
Named as honorary pallbearers are members of the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club and Lee Greer.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Henry County Helping Hand, Inc., PO Box 22, Paris, TN 38242 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.