Mr Frederick LaRoque Scales

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Frederick LaRoque Scales

Frederick LaRoque Scales, 70, son of the late Gilbert William Scales, Jr. and the late Susie LaRoque Scales passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Born in New Bern, NC, Fred joined the Air Force after graduation from high school. He had one deployment in Vietnam as an aircraft maintenance specialist. Upon returning stateside, he served at Seymore Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC. The Tactical Air Command (TAC) squadron was later reassigned to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK. After his retirement from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1998, he served as a social worker with the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Fred was very active in the American Legion, the 40/8, the VFW and the DAV. He loved sports and his beloved UNC basketball team.

Surviving are a son, William Scales (Beth) of Corpus Christi TX; daughter Stephanie Scales of TX; grandchildren Amenity, Lauren, KJ, Kylie and Victoria; a brother, Gilbert Scales (Harriette) of Greenville SC; niece Katherine Crouse (Kevin) of Seneca SC; nephew William Scales (Desiree) of Spartanburg SC.

A memorial service with full military honors was held in Clemson SC. Graveside services at New Bern Memorial Cemetery (1112 Chelsea Rd, New Bern, NC 28562) will be on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11AM with the Rev. Paul Anderson officiating. Visitation will follow the service at graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal 320 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560 or to American Legion Post 3 430 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601.

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Arrangements made by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published in Sun Journal from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cotten Funeral Home
2201 Neuse Blvd | New Bern, NC 28560 | (252) 637-3181
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