Fred Agee Essay

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Fred Agee was born on March 3, 1931 in Magnolia Alabama. The second oldest of six children born to Aaron E. Sr. and Rosetta Agee. His mother passed away early in his childhood and his father remarried Lula Ree Agee (née Williams) who unselfishly raised the Agee children along with two children of her own. Always a popular student and an outstanding football player, Fred graduated from Marengo County High School in (date?). In 1952, he married the love his life and his high school sweetheart, Alice Ruth Brackett, affectionately known as Baby Ruth and the young couple moved to Birmingham, Alabama and later migrated to Gary, Indiana where they raised their family. Fred worked tireless at different jobs to support his family until he was…show more content…
He was a go-getter and doer. Fred’s hobbies included rebuilding cars, planting his vegetable garden and salvaging and repurposing “anything” for friends and family. The latter earned him the nickname of “Fred Sanford” by his children. One of many things we’ll miss about this beloved soul. Fred was a faithful member of the Calvary Institutional Baptist Church for over 50 years and served as deacon, superintendent of the Sunday school, usher, bus driver and dedicated fundraiser for Baptist Training Union. Fred was one of the mighty men of Calvary that built the new sanctuary. Deacon Agee was a committed and tireless servant who loved the Lord and shared the gospel with everyone he met. His foundation of faith, dedication to serving and uplifting others was evident in all aspects of his life. Fred was a devoted husband, loving father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a trusted confidant, wise counselor and gave generously time, spirit, humor and service to others. He honored his marriage vows and for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health he faithfully cared for his wife of 60 years. He loved his family and traveled near and far to visit them. When Fred was unable to travel he embraced new technology and used his “cellaphone” to stay in touch with friends and relatives. Family was his
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