Frederick Giles Cody, 75, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.
He was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Jacksonville, the son of Willard G. and Margery J. Mayhew Cody. He married Carol Ann Manta on Aug. 6, 1960, in Jacksonville.
She survives along with two daughters, Leslie (Paul) Yura of New Braunfels, Texas, and Theresa (Mark) Bailey of Issaquah, Wash.; one son, Richard Todd Cody of South Padre Island, Texas; one granddaughter, Emma Grace Yura of New Braunfels, Texas; two sisters, Charlotte J. Cave of Elgin, S.C., and Mary Jo (Vance) Patterson of Morgantown, N.C.; two brothers, Jon E. Cody of Harlingen, Texas, and Richard M. (Donna) Cody of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cody was a third-generation funeral director and for over 50 years was an owner/partner in the Cody and Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville as well as the Schaefer-Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia. He was a lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Jacksonville Rotary Club for more than 50 years, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard.
Fred loved attending the Chapel by the Sea Church while in Texas. He had varied interests, many hobbies, and had never met a stranger.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery. The family will meet friends 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to the Chapel by the Sea, Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island, Texas, or to the Bob Freesen YMCA Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Feb. 28, 2013