Charles Boyd Fondow
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HOUSTON, Texas - Charles Boyd Fondow, 64, of Wichita Street, Houston, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, St. Michael, Barbados.
A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Harold Charles and Alma Shepherd Fondow and grandson of Bertha Shoe Shepherd, who he called Twomama.
He was a 1965 graduate of Walter Williams High School, received his nursing degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, his Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Texas, and later retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, Texas. Charlie loved to travel and had traveled all over the world.
He is survived by his partner, Alexi; brother, Kenneth Harold Fondow and wife Patricia, of Greensboro; sister, Betty Fondow Cross and husband Jerry, of Burlington; nephews, Jonathan Fondow and wife Debbie and Timothy Cross and wife DeeAnne; nieces, Tammy Cross Turner and husband Chick and Jennifer Fondow Stone and husband Keith; great-nephew, Bryan Cross; great-nieces, Mikhayla Turner, Mackenzie Turner, Meredith Turner, Elizabeth Fondow and Ansley Fondow.
Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Fred Treadwell. Interment will follow in Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 3 until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service.
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Published in from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2011.
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March 18, 2019
Sweet man!! I think of him every Christmas. He used to come home to visit his sister and we would gather for his spaghetti dinner. The best!!! Miss him!!!!!
Cathera Bundren
March 24, 2011
I'll miss Charlie's warmth and unyielding optimism. He was truly a gentle soul and one of a kind.
Jay Reimers
March 23, 2011
Betty, Jerry and family,
I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you today. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Betty, I know how much Charlie meant to you. I wish I could be with you today, but I am out of town on business. I know Charlie was a very special person and a loving brother and will be truly missed. All my Love. Jim Hawkins
Jim Hawkins
March 23, 2011
You have been a dear and loved friend. My life is better from knowing you. May you rest in peace.
Mike Shiflet
March 22, 2011
I am going to miss you Charlie. We had such good times playing cards. I always looked forward to his visits at Christmas time. Not to mention the wonderful meal he liked to prepare for all of the "Friday Night Friends" . We will not forget you sweet Charlie!
Cathera Bundren
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