Vehon, W. Fred W. Fred Vehon passed away suddenly following surgery on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the age of 46. Fred was born in Dallas on September 14, 1966. He was also raised in Dallas, where he graduated from Highland Park High School and starred on the 1985 state-semi-finalist football team. He attended college in Austin where he became a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. After college, Fred returned to Dallas and began a career in Commercial Real Estate, which he enjoyed until his passing. Fred was also an active member of Idlewild. Fred loved his family profoundly and was preceded in death by his father, Restaurateur William A. Vehon, and mother, Mattie Irene Francis Vehon. He is survived by his brother, William A. Vehon, Jr., his sister-in-law, Holly R. Vehon, and his brother, Jacques Burrier who was always motivation for Fred to succeed in life. Fred was also a wonderful and affectionate godfather to Audreann Nelson and Carson Merritt Mitchell, and an informal godfather to many more of his friends' children. From an early age, Fred surrounded himself with a large and loving network of friends, which eventually spread across Dallas, Texas, and the nation. When you met Fred, you instantly liked him, and there was a good chance he would be your friend for life. Fred was endearingly known as "Big Papa," and was a skilled raconteur who could instantly buckle you with his quick wit and bring you to tears from laughing. Fred was an earnest and principled man who cared deeply about others. He strove to walk closely with the Lord Jesus Christ and regularly attended Cornerstone at Highland Park United Methodist Church. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Highland Park United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the W. Fred Vehon Memorial Fund, c/o Pegasus Bank, Attn: Missy Pearcy, P.O. Box 7908, Dallas, Texas 75209-7908, with the fund's purpose being to provide long term care for Fred's beloved brother, Jacques.
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Nov. 23 to Nov. 26, 2012