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William R. Frederick

December 9, 1945 — June 24, 2024

Amory

William Roy Frederick, 78, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024 at his home in Hatley. A native of Vernon, AL, he was born on December 9, 1945 to A.C. and Jettie Myers Frederick. He married the former Mary Ruth Best on December 22, 1968 and prior to his retirement, he was employed with FFM in Amory. He was a man who could fix anything; and in his early years, he was one of the many who worked on the largest domestic earth moving project in history, the Tenn-Tom Waterway and worked on the canal section from Aberdeen Lock and Dam to Bay Springs Lock and Dam. In addition, he had been employed by the Town of Hatley Water Dept. William honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1969. He sailed on the U.S.S. Oklahoma City during the Vietnam campaign receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. A member of the Hatley Volunteer Fire Department, he sought to serve his community any way he could. He was a born-again Christian, a great student of the Bible, and a man full of integrity always seeking that which is right. His hobbies included gardening, oil paintings of nature and landscapes, but above all, he enjoyed being with his family especially his grandchildren, which were his pride and joy.

 Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Dave Best and Pastor Justin Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Cemetery. 

 In addition to his wife, Mary Ruth Best Frederick of Amory, he is survived by his daughter, Lori Ann Frederick of Amory; grandchildren, Brandon Tyler Stoddard (Gabi) of Mooreville, Blake Allen Stoddard, and Emma Brooke Farrar both of Amory; and sisters, Ann McElroy (Bob) of Mansfield, AR and Linda Fowler of Tupelo. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline Power; brother, Willis Frederick; and nephew, Ricky Willhite.

 Pallbearers will be Blake Stoddard, Brandon Stoddard, Rick Stoddard, Danny Wade Willhite, Jeremy Farrar, and David Best.

 Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Thursday.

 Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Cleveland - Moffett Funeral Home

1604 Hwy 25 South, Amory, MS 38821

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Cleveland - Moffett Funeral Home

1604 Hwy 25 South, Amory, MS 38821

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