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Fred Monroe Ussery IV

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Fred Monroe Ussery, IV died on November 17, 2012, at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 33 years old. Fred was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. Despite this hurtle, he continued to foster a lifetime of memories, happiness and love. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on October 6, 1979, Fred attended St. Anne's Catholic School and Monsignor Kelly High School. He spent his childhood summers at Camp La Junta in Hunt, Texas, where he was chosen to be a Rough Rider - the highest honor bestowed on a camper for horsemanship skills. A few years later, Fred was proud to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. In 1998 Fred moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. While at UT, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Fred graduated with honors from UT in 2002 with a degree in finance. His infatuation with Longhorn football was so strong that he later purchased a home in Austin based largely on its walking proximity to Darrell K. Royal Stadium. Revealing his multifaceted interests and character, Fred also followed Chelsea soccer, sailed on Town Lake in his vintage sailboat, and enjoyed Austin's live music scene. While his first love was his mom's meatloaf and deviled eggs, Fred eventually tied the knot with his true love, Emily Neusel, also of Beaumont, in May of this year. The couple celebrated their marriage with family and friends at Austin's stunning east side Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Although Fred's illness progressed steadily after his wedding, he and Emily continued to enjoy their mutual passions for music and their dog, Charlie, among family gatherings and walks around Town Lake. In the end, Fred was surrounded by his family and friends to whom he had given so much joy throughout his life. Fred is survived by his wife, Emily; his mother, Sarah Ussery, of Beaumont; his sister, Elizabeth Powell, her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Emma Claire; seven other nieces and nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who all knew, loved and laughed with their resilient Fred. One nephew once inquired about the scar on Fred's head, which was from a surgery related to his cancer diagnosis. Without a pause, Fred quickly informed the inquiring young mind that the scar was the result of a shark bite. Ever positive, Fred's easygoing personality made him immediately approachable and loved by many. He is also survived by his father, Fred M. Ussery, III, and his grandfather, Fred M. Ussery, Jr. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Jake J. Goodwin, Jr. and Mrs. Fred M. Ussery . Fred's family and many friends will remember him for his bravery, loyalty, humor and wide smile. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2012, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His pallbearers will be Will Andrews, Tobin Beilue, Wesley Jackson, Kyle Koehler, Bryan Ledyard, JB Musselman, Neal Pavlic, Travis Pemberton, and Ryan Wilkins. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the MD Anderson Brain Tumor Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 442 Houston, Texas 77030-4009 or a . Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards.com.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 19, 2012
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