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Fred Douglas Mound


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Fred Douglas Mound Obituary
April 10, 1932 - January 27, 2017 Fred Mound embodied the phrase "A life well lived and well loved." He was the person we all wanted to be when we grew up. He was kind and thoughtful, he was a man of faith, he loved a good round of golf, he particularly loved his St. Louis Cardinals, but most of all he loved his family. On January 27th he left this world, not because he was ready, but because Christ was ready and called him home to heaven. He would want the world to know how much he adored Fanny Belle, his wife of 62 years, and how much he cherished his children: Carol (husband: David Land), Kim (husband: Steve Pierce), and Fred Mound. He was a proud Granddad to: John Land, Sam Pierce (wife: Lauren), Eli Pierce (fiancee: Lorna Porter), Tyre Pierce, Isabelle Pierce, Johnathan Mound, and Katharine Mound. Born in St. Louis, MO on April 10, 1932 to Nellie and Charles Mound, young Fred was put to work at the family owned Park Theatre in 1946 and thus began an illustrious career in the motion picture industry that would span over 5 decades. Fred continued his association with the family business until he was hired as a booker by Universal Pictures in 1952. After a one year stint, he was lured away by United Artists with the promise of a $10 a week raise. He would spend the next 25 years rising through the ranks of United Artists, taking his young family with him, as he criss-crossed the Mid-West and South. Ultimately, in 1976 he was promoted to Vice President/Assistant General Sales Manager for United Artists, which required a move to New York City. In November of 1978 he accepted a position with A.F.D. Pictures as Vice President/General Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA. His career came full circle in 1981 when he returned to Universal as Vice President/Assistant General Sales Manager. In 1990 he was named President of Universal Distribution, a position he would hold until his retirement. As friends and family would often note, "He's kind of a big deal." There will be a celebration of Fred's life Thursday, February 9th at 4 o'clock at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Boulevard, Dallas, 75205. Our family wishes to thank everyone for the love and kindness shown to us during this very difficult time. Our dad will be missed, he was loved more than words can ever express. He was truly a 'big deal' in our lives. We rest easier knowing the Lord called him home and he is now seeing Jesus face-to-face. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Will Rogers Motion Picture Foundation, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, or The Burbank Public Library.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 7, 2017
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