Fred North


ROSSVILLE Fred E. North Sr., 89, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at a local health care facility.He was a native of Rossville and had lived and worked in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for many years prior to returning to Rossville. Mr. North was a member of McFarland United Methodist Church in Rossville and retired as a letter carrier in the Ft. Lauderdale area after nearly 20 years of service. He also served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, and after the war he owned and ran a flying service where he gave aerial tours of the Rossville and Chattanooga area. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Schmitt North; parents, John Henry and Grace E. Thomasson North; four brothers, Bill, John Jr., Lamar, and Harold North and sister, Frances Monds.Survivors include his sons, Fred Jr. and David North, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one granddaughter, Hannah North; brothers, Dick and Benny North; several nieces and nephews.Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Matt Hampton officiating.Burial will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.To share your memories and to view his video tribute, visit family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

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