Mr. Fred “Poppa” Albert Frey Jr., 72, of Stonewall, MS went to be home with our Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born November 6, 1946 to the late Nola Bradley and Fred Frey Sr. Fred proudly served in the United Stares army in his younger years. He went on to retire from General Motors and for the past several years, served as an active alderman for the town of Stonewall. He was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for over 41 years. He was the devoted husband of his cherished wife, Barbara, for 38 years while she was with him on this earth and he continued his devotion beyond the loss of her.
He was known mostly to others as Mr. Fred but to his closest family and friends, he was known as Freddie, Uncle Freddie, Daddy, and Poppa. He embraced every name given to him with diligence that showed his unquestionable loyalty and adoration. He had the greatest silent laugh and a loving heart. He was an excellent man and steadily lived a Christ-like life. Though he was often a quiet man, the words he did speak were always filled with kindness and respect.
He is survived by his daughter, Christina “Tina” (Ricky) Hamrick; son, Keith Frey; granddaughter, and Poppa’s heart, Grace Frey and her mother Stacie Frey; sister, Peggy (Webb) Moore; nieces, Debbie Finlayson and Diana (Gary) Lewis; nephews, Dale (Stephanie) Moore and David (Jane) Moore; along with great nieces, nephews, and his “boys” Bo-Bo and Little Bit.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Barbara Frey, and Beloved son, Johnny Frey.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home and an hour prior to service on Saturday at the church.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in the Zero community with Pastor Dale Moore, Pastor David Moore, and Pastor Trevor Gore officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Bonner, Randy Fisher, Ronald Fisher, Monty Russell, Daricek Shelby, Shawn Stewart, Steven Stewart, and Karey Williams.
Honorary pallbearers are Arnold Ray Enzor, Gavin Fisher, Dewayne Fisher, Terry Hamrick, David Hosch, Michael Hosch, Karlton Williams and Stonewall Mayor and friend Jerry Rich and fellow alderman Ferry Adams, Ricky Carpenter, Benjie Fleming and Greg Mangum.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Friends and family may sign the online register at www.jamesfwebb.com.
I am so sorry for your loss but I praise the Lord that He is with My sweet friend Barbara in Heaven also with My Husband and Johnny there precious son We love you all always and forever
Alma Lee DavidsonMeridian, MS
Mr. Fred was such a sweet and loving man and will be truly missed.
Richard and Daphne MassingillMeridian, MS
Mr Fred was one of the best men I have ever met in my life. He welcomed me into his heart and home with open arms. Immediately became one of his girls... He sure loved his Barbara ❤️. I will miss his big smile. Love you all, Christy
Christy McLeodMonticello, MS
I loved your Daddy- very much... he was an upstanding man. I know your family will have such a void now with both your parents gone but may God give you comfort in knowing they are together and are no longer in any pain but basking in glory. Know I love you beyond words and you are in my prayers.❤
April Munro AustinMeridian, MS
PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU.
I AM SORRY I WILL MISS THE SERVICES. I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN.
Sandra BunyardMeridian, MS
I love you Uncle Fred, your advice and talks will be missed, Hug Aunt B for me
Ronnie DavidsonMeridian, MS