Douglas Windsor Frederick passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in ICU at Northside Atlanta after being suddenly diagnosed on Saturday, Nov. 16, with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
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Doug was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Carnesville. He graduated from Reinhardt College with an Associate degree, Georgia Southern College with a Bachelor in Science Education degree, attended University of Kansas on a National Science Foundation Scholarship in Biology and Radiation Bio-physics, University of Georgia with a Master of Science Education degree and University of Georgia with an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision.
His educational career began at Forsyth County High School in 1961 as a Science teacher and Boys Varsity Basketball Coach for seven years. He served as Principal of Midway Elementary for 10 years, Sawnee Elementary for 10 years and Assistant Superintendent of Forsyth County Schools for seven years. He retired after 34 years of service in the Forsyth County School System. He served as president of the Forsyth County Retired Teachers Organization.
Doug was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church where he served as President of the Faithful Fellowship Sunday School class.
Doug was an avid golfer and he enjoyed outdoor activities, football, traveling, music and spending time with his family and friends.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Quince and Nelle Frederick and brothers George and Grant Frederick. He was deeply loved and his family mourns his loss. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years, Gail; his children, Leah (Brad) Carver, Russ (Polly) Frederick, and Lori (Jeff) Cooper; his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Meredith, Adam Frederick and Ansley Carver; his sisters, Betty (Rabun) Vaughn of Chamblee, Dot Ayers of Hoschton, Barbara (Sam) Anderson of Smyrna; and brother, Stan Frederick of Marietta; sisters-in-law, Jean Tribble and Evelyn Tribble; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Sue) Tribble, Jack (Ruth) Tribble, all of Cumming; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy., Cumming, Georgia with Dr. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 2-5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue
Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, 2013