Charles E. Frederick



Palmetto Community-A good ole soul, Charles Edward Frederick, 78, returned to his Creator in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 29, 2018 from Dogwood Plantation in Fulton where he had resided the last 3 months. Charles was born in the Palmetto Community of Lee County to the late Cleve and Lillian Snipes Frederick. A graduate of Shannon High School and a patriotic American, Charlie served his country in the U. S. Army in the 123rd Signal Corps from Feb. 5, l962-Jan. 28, l965. He was a long time faithful member of the Palmetto Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Charlie’s life was centered around his work. He was the former longtime owner of the Verona Gulf Service Station and later, Town House Gulf on South Gloster in Tupelo. He began his funeral service career in l990 at Lee Memorial where he was in charge of maintenance for Lee Memorial Park. Charles worked tirelessly to see that the cemetery was always well groomed and dignified. He became a licensed funeral director in 2002 and completed his funeral service career with Holland Funeral Directors, where he was highly respected, appreciated and loved. Charles was excellent with his hands and could repair most anything. He was a gentle, quiet spirit who made a difference in many people’s lives.

A service celebrating his life will be held today,3PM (Sat., March 31, 2018) at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his pastor, Bro. Jimmy Webb, officiating and John A. “Pud” Holland delivering the eulogy. Private burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery west of Shannon. Visitation will be Saturday only, from 1 PM-service time, all at Holland-Tupelo Chapel. The service may be viewed via
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Frederick of Palmetto; his daughters, Donna Frederick Oliver (Patrick) of Dennis, MS. and Angie Carter Crane of Medina Tennessee. His son, Duane Carter (Karen) of Medina, Tennessee. 4 grandson’s-4 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. His sisters, Doris Frederick Harris (Earl Dry) of Plantersville and Rhonda Frederick of Palmetto. His brother, Bill Frederick (Sue) of Palmetto and a brother in law, Doug McCraw of Palmetto. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his parents, a sister, Joan Frederick McCraw and a brother, Clyde Frederick.
Pallbearers will be his nephews Mike McGraw, Bill Fredrick, Jr. Barker Collier, Perry Fredrick, Cole Fredrick, and Joy Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, the kind folks from Camellia Hospice and Dogwood Plantation in Fulton and his funeral service colleagues at Holland Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to Palmetto Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1036, Verona, MS 38879 or to Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi, 855 Pear Orchard Rd., Suite 501, Ridgeland, MS. 39157.