Fred Deese

January 5, 1931 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 90)


Mr. Fred Deese, age 90, of Monroe, NC, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Hospice of Union County.

Funeral Services to honor Fred's life will be conducted Monday, February 22, 2021 during a private family service held in the H. Vann Davis III Memorial Chapel, 1003 E. Franklin St., Monroe, NC 28112. Interment including full military honors will be held at 12:00 PM, Monday, February 22, 2021 at Lakeland Memorial Park, 1901 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC, 28112. All are welcome to attend the graveside service, practicing proper social distancing including face coverings. 

Mr. Deese was born on January 5, 1931 in Union County, a son of the late Carl Newton Deese and Grace Simpson Hoachlander. Fred retired from serving in the Army as a 1st Sargent after 21 years. He later worked and retired from Knight Publishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yoshiko Higa Deese; his parents; his sisters, Edith Teague and Millie Moser; and his grandson Nathan Carpenter in 1999.

Survivors include his five daughters; Gail Carpenter, Therese Hines (David), Vivian Huneycutt (David), Marian Deese, and Beverly Eubanks (Jammie); fourteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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February 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Lakeland Memorial Park Cemetery
1901 Lancaster Avenue
Monroe, NC 28112

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