Fred Carl McPherson
November 1938 ~ November 2018
Fred was born in Modesto, CA to Howard and Dorothy McPherson and passed away at the age of 79. He will be remembered as a loving and caring Dad, Papa and friend to many. Fred had a great sense of humor and always had words of wisdom and encouragement for someone in need. His family could call him anytime something was broken and Fred would drop everything to fix it. Family always came first in his life.
He worked for Rainbo Baking Company as a fleet manager for 37 years. Fred was a mentor to many people at work and even after his retirement he kept in touch with his coworkers. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing and he enjoyed working on projects with his grandkids. He was a collector of antiques and enjoyed BBQing, making chili beans and beef jerky for his family.
He served in the United States Army from 1959-1962 where he was stationed in Germany for a time; his rank was an SP5. Fred was on the board of directors with Journeyman and also mentored inmates for Deuel Vocational Institution. He was a man of faith and loved God. He attended and served at Crosspoint Community Church for many years.
Fred leaves behind his children Diane (Jim) Heppner, Jacqueline (Mark) Villines, Chris McPherson and Jennifer (Brian) Kleiber; grandchildren Zachary (Amy) Villines, Barbara Villines, Benjamin (Sara) Villines, Katie (Andrew) Love, Kasha Bussell and Victoria McPherson; great grandchildren Kinsley Villines, William Villines, Owen Villines, Carson Campbell, Gracie Mae Love, Faith Love and Ryder Bussell; and sister Judith Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Annette Susie McPherson, his parents, and his siblings Charles McPherson and Lynn Taylor.
A committal service with military honors will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 9:30a.m.
Celebration of Life service will be held at CrossPoint Community Church in Modesto located on 1301 12th St. on Tuesday, November 20th at 10:30a.m.
Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.