January 6, 1929 ~ May 6, 2019
Born in: Winston-Salem, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Fred Andrew Southard, Jr., 90, of Fairview, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at his home.
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Fred was a son of the late Fred Southard, Sr., and Elsie Patrick Southard.
Mr. Southard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. He worked for RJR Filmco, in Ohio. Following retirement, he took classes at AB-Tech, and opened his own computer networking business. He loved dogs, especially Labradors.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine “Geri” Gardner Southard; daughter, Toni Kaser (Steve); son, Michael Southard (Amy); grandchildren, Carrie Kaser Underwood, Brooke Kaser, Ashley Southard London (Mike), and Kasey Southard; great-grandchildren, Brendan and Zoey Underwood; sister, Carol Arocho; a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Southard’s family asks that memorials be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Graveside Service: May 9, 2019 2:00 pm
Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715