Thank God For Our Veterans-My Daddy

 Leroy Eugene Lee FrederickLeroy Eugene Lee FrederickLeroy Eugene Lee Frederick

LeRoy “Lee” Eugene Frederick                    

Birth:  Mar. 6, 1926              Death: Nov. 16, 2006
Crosby                                      Crockett
Harris County                        Houston County
Texas, USA                              Texas, USA

“Services for LeRoy Eugene Frederick 80, of Grapeland, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Daddy & Barbara resided in Percilla, TX.

Burial will follow in Augusta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster, of Grapeland, Texas. Mr. Frederick died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett, Texas. Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Grapeland, Texas.”  [source: Palestine Herald-Press Nov 18,2006]

LeRoy was raised Catholic as all his sisters and brothers were. They attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Crosby, Texas. When my Daddy married Barbara he was baptized again as Methodist. He helped build the Liberty Hill Methodist Church, in Liberty Hill, Texas.

LeRoy was the son of Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas. His grandparents emigrated from Moravia in 1892.

He had two sisters, Agnes Rainie “Renie” (Frederick) Christ and Juanita “Punkin” (Frederick) Christ, both of them resided on Talcott Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas right beside each other.

He had two brothers, Charles and Woodrow Frederick, who preceded him in death. They never married and had no children. They were inseparable for their lifetimes. 

He was married to my mother, his first wife, Jean Marie Linderman, 15 Nov. 1947, in Liberty, Liberty County, Texas. They had six children by that union, which lasted for twenty one years. Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean [Hyden], Sally Ann [Tudor], Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie [Harrod], and Sarah Kay Frederick [Moore].

My daddy married second time to Barbara (Moore) Faulk in 15 Sept. 1969, in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas, at the home of her parents. She called him Lee. Barbara had two children, Jeanna and Joey Faulk, from a previous marriage. LeRoy & Barbara had no children from their marriage, which lasted for thirty seven years.

LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard Merchant Marine supply ships for troops. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1944, until May 18, 1946. He was shipped out to San Diego, California. [Frederick, Leroy Eugene, service number was 5772117, Seaman 1C, V-6 USNR, Sheldon, Texas.] He was Honorably discharged. He was sent back to  Camp Wallace, Texas after World War II ended.

“CAMP WALLACE. Camp Wallace, Galveston County, was designed as a training center for antiaircraft units in World War II. It was formally opened on February 1, 1941, and named for Col. Elmer J. Wallace of the Fifty-ninth Coast Artillery, who was fatally wounded in the Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918. For two years Camp Wallace served as an antiaircraft replacement training center. On April 15, 1944, the camp was officially transferred to the United States Navy as a naval training and distribution center and was used as a boot camp. After the war it became the Naval Personnel Separation Center. It was declared surplus in 1946.” BIBLIOGRAPHY: David G. McComb, Galveston: A History (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986). Texas Almanac, 1945–46, 1947–48.

Daddy worked for Brown & Root, Inc, 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas for [46] forty six years. He started out as a Mechanic and retired as Asst. Supt. of the Automotive Dept.

LeRoy & Barbara (Moore) Frederick were hosts for several different parks in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, etc… In 1995, all the Grandchildren were taken by LeRoy’s son, Joseph Frederick & Brenda (Meyers) Frederick, to visit them in South Dakota & Montana.

LeRoy was a loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. He is greatly missed! I am proud to be the daughter of such an honorable and hard working man.

Family links:
  Charlie F Frederick (1892 – 1947)
  Elizabeth Annie (Mazac) Frederick (1895 – 1977) 
Burial: Augusta Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA 
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21070006



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