Photo courtesy of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory - Colonial Heights

James Fred

1958 - 2013

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Memories of Dad..
Early Saturday morning yard work in his overalls, sneaking me out so that I could ride on the riding lawnmower. Hidden sweets all over the house. Woody Woodpecker and Donald Duck impressions. Body surfing on his back, only times I've riden a wave all the way in. How he loved to crack jokes while cheering on the sidelines, even whistling at me when I'd go up to bat. High and low pitch singing to every song that comes on. Always knowing someone where ever we went. How...

A colleague and a friend,was a pleasure to work with this past 10 years, will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Jim lives on in our hearts and memory - that smile of his, I keep seeing it. I was privileged to know Jim through VSP, and he was great to work with. His happy enthusiasm made a brighter place, wherever he went. God be with Jim and his family (and we friends, too).

I was very sad to hear about the unexpected loss of a beloved father, grandfather and friend. Jimmy and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

The memory I have of Jimmy was in 1985 at The Janssens Family Reunion.. I danced for hours with my wonderful cousins Judy, Jackie, Bobby and Jimmy.. They all kept saying how much I looked like my Aunt Marie (their mother)whom unfortunately passed before I was born.. I wish I could have been able to keep in contact with them.. My prayers and thoughts are with you all! May God give you peace, comfort and strength to ease the pain...
Love you All!
Joleen Janssens-Fowler

My prayers are with the Fred Family. Jimmy and I went to Norfolk Catholic together. I will always remember him with a kind word and the biggest smile. He lit up the room. We had our 35 Catholic reunion this past year and it was a honor to see Jimmy there. Again when he walked in that smile of his PRICELESS. Jimmy was a man of honor and most of all loved his family. He will be truly missed. When you think of Jimmy just SMILE!!!

My prayers are with the entire Fred family. I remember Jimmy as being an extremely nice classmate in high school. What a gift he had. When he smiled everyone smiled. Fred family, know he is forever with you, forever smiling.

In our time in Virginia, I got to know Jim through work, and my wife and I got to know him better through golf. Jim was one of the nicest, hardest working, and down-to-earth friends we've had the good fortune to meet. Our prayers and condelences go out to his family, his coworkers, and all of his many friends.


James's Obituary

Jim "Pop" Fred, 54, of Chesterfield, passed away on April 16, 2013. He was the son of the late Robert and Marie Fred and was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Lynn Fred. Jim was an avid golfer and an auxiliary member of VFW Post #637. He is survived by three daughters, Christina...

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