Memorial services for Charles Albert Frederick, 60, of Roswell, will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, 11 a.m., at Highland Baptist Church with Richard Smith officiating. Charles passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Roswell.
Charles was born to Morris Palmer Frederick and Helen Irene Buffum Frederick on April 28, 1950, in El Paso, Texas. He married Kathy Mask on Sept. 18, 1971, in Tucumcari. After graduation from NMMI, Charles proudly served our nation for 13 years, reaching the Army rank of sergeant E-7. He coached his sons and numerous others in baseball and life, and proudly assisted as his sons took over the role of coaches. Charles loved his brothers and sisters in Christ at Highland Baptist Church. He was never shy about sharing his Lord and Savior with others.
He always enjoyed the small things in life spent with his family â€” camping, fishing and golfing. Charlie was a talented artist in paint, words and pens. He always had a joke to make you smile and grin; poems to make you laugh or cry. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Kathy Frederick; two sons, Lee Frederick, and wife, Rebecca, and Cory Frederick; two brothers, William Frederick, and wife, Jimmie, and Frank â€œCorkyâ€ Frederick, and wife, Patti; a granddaughter, Lena Marie Frederick; nieces and nephews, Roy, Robert, Virginia, Hayley, Abbey and Jason; and Whit Hamill, who was thought of as another son. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Helen Frederick.
The family would like to send a special â€œThank Youâ€ to Dr. Daniel Raes for the wonder ful care he gave Charlie and for the special relationship he had with him over the years. The family says â€œThank Youâ€ to Brother Richard Smith, whose love and friendship meant so much to Charlie. â€œThank Youâ€ Roswell Hospice for all the care, compassion, and help given to our family during the last months of Charlieâ€™s life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Baptist Childrenâ€™s Home, 2200 South Avenue I, Portales, NM 88130.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory.