Joe R. Frederick, of Barry, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the age of 76. He was the son of Sam Houston Frederick and Vivian Mae Lane Frederick born on Feb. 1, 1938. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley McSpadden and they raised two sons.
He is preceded in death by his son David Alan, his parents, brothers Ercle Ferrell and Thomas Ray; sisters and brothers-in-law Frances and Corben Green, Alice Connell, Emma and Don Helenthal.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Frederick, their son William Glen and his fiancee Tracey Ivie, granddaughter Heather Frederick and her friend Eli Conatser, grandson Brian Glen Frederick. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Don Connell and several nephews and nieces.
Joe graduated from Frost ISD in 1957 and the following week went to work for Texas Instruments Inc. in Dallas. After 35 years at TI he retired to become a rancher on the farm in Barry.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Alison "Pastor Sam" Humann officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Frederick, Eli Conatser, Dan Green, James O. McSpadden, James D. McSpadden, William D. McSpadden. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Helenthal, Mathew Helenthal, John Helenthal, Luke Helenthal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church PO Box 37 Blooming Grove, Texas 76626 or the charity of one's choice.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com