Former County Commissioner, Thomas “Mark” Alderson, 63, of Clinton Passes Away

Thomas “Mark” Alderson, 63, of Clinton passed away on Monday, November 23, Mark was born June 13, 1957 in Knoxville, Mark served as deacon at First Baptist Church of Clinton. He served his community well on the County Commission for 20 years; serving as Mayor of Anderson county and serving on Charter Commission.

Mark retired from ORNL Fire Department where he served as a firefighter and EMT for over 36 years.

We here at BBB TV-12 send our condolences to the family.

Thomas “Mark” Alderson, 63, of Clinton went to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Mark was born June 13, 1957 in Knoxville, the son of Tom and Carmetia Bennett Alderson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by father-in-law, Kyle Shepherd.

Mark served as deacon at First Baptist Church of Clinton. He served his community well on the County Commission for 20 years; serving as Mayor of Anderson county and serving on Charter Commission.

Mark retired from ORNL Fire Department where he served as a firefighter and EMT for over 36 years. He loved being outdoors, camping, fishing and spending time with his family and spoiling his grandkids.

Mark was a beloved husband, daddy and a loving Poppie!

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kandi Shepherd Alderson; daughter, Katie Phillips and companion Scott Page; son, Johnathan Alderson and fiancé Erin Rogers; grandchildren, Abby, Lucas, Zachary and Eric and mother-in-law, Kathryn Shepherd.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations, a Private family funeral will be held. Family and friends are invited to meet for a graveside service on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1pm at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton with Dr. Danny Chisholm officiating.

The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to First Baptist church, in care of the Christian Service Center, PO Box 268, Clinton, TN 37717.

Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An on-line guestbook can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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