Frederick Earl Burch
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Waynesville - Frederick Earl Burch, 86, of Waynesville, NC passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Weddington Park Assisted Living in Matthews. An internment committal will be held privately.
Fred was born in Columbus, Ga. on July 18, 1926, to Harlow Hamilton and Louise Brannon Burch. He served in the United States Navy for 20 years and retired in 1969 as a Sr. Chief Petty Officer. His service included tours of duty in Iceland and the Panama Canal Zone. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked at the University of Florida's Shands Teaching Hospital as Manager of Labs and retired after 12 years of service. He moved to Waynesville, NC in 1987 with his wife, Frances B. Burch, who died in 1996. Fred was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, and loved traveling and exploring the NC mountains.
Fred is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Judith D. Odom of Corinth, Mississippi, and Mrs. Karen Ostrea of Matthews, NC; sons-in-law William W. Odom and Fernando Ostrea, Jr. He had 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 19, 2012