“Services for LeRoy Eugene Frederick, 80, of Grapeland, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Grapeland. Mr. Frederick died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Condolence calls will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home,Grapeland, Texas.” [source: Palestine Herald-Press Nov 18,2006]
My Daddy helped build the Liberty Hill Methodist Church.
Leroy was the son of Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Leroy’s ancestors emigrated from Moravia in June 1892. He had two sisters, Agnes Frederick Christ and Juanita Frederick Christ, both of Houston, Harris County, Texas. He had two brothers, Charles and Woodrow Frederick, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Jean Linderman 15 Nov. 1947. They had six children by that union, which lasted for twenty one years. Joseph, Phyllis [Hyden], Sally [Tudor], Karl, Patricia [Harrod], and Sarah Frederick [Moore]. Divorced in 1968.
“Lee” married Barbara Moore Faulk on 15 Sept. 1969. Barabara had two children, Jeanna and Joey Faulk, from a previous marriage. Lee & Barbara had no children from that union, which lasted for thirty seven years.
LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard Merchant Marine supply ships for troops. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1944, until May 18, 1946. He was shipped out from San Diego, California. Frederick, Leroy Eugene Frederick, his service number was 5772117, Seaman 1C, V-6 USNR, resided in Sheldon, Texas. He was Honorably discharged. He was sent back to Camp Wallace, Texas after World War II ended.
Daddy worked for Brown & Root, Inc, 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas for  forty six years. Started out as a Mechanic and retired as Asst. Supt. of the Automotive Dept.
Lee & Barbara (Moore) Frederick were camp hosts for years in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, etc… In 1995, all the Grandchildren were taken by son, Joseph Frederick & Brenda (Meyers)Frederick, to visit them in South Dakota, Wyoming, & Montana.
Leroy was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. He was dearly loved and is greatly missed.