Fred Millender

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 01:25 PM.

In Sept. 1949 Fred married the love of his life, Minnie Varnes from Apalachicola. Until he was unable to do so a couple of weeks ago, he would greet her singing “Hello Darling.” They would also sing “I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together,” and they did.

Fred is survived by Minnie; their children: Marsha Millender Watson (John, deceased), Tallahassee, Susan Millender Reeder (Howard), Apalachicola; and Fred Randall Millender (Sharon), Eastpoint. He had 11 grandchildren: Chad Zingarelli, Heath Watson, Kevin Reeder, Jenny Reeder, Melanie Zingarelli, Ashley Watson Shiver, Andrea Reeder Amison, Randi Marie Millender, Brett Randall Millender (deceased), Joshua Fredric Watson, and Peyton Millender; his brother Howard Millender (MaryNell), Texas, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Fred was preceded in death by his grandson, Brett Randall Millender, parents Marion and Willie Mae Millender, brothers Hollis, JC, Ernest Marion, Otis, Bert, Willis and sister Edna. He was greatly loved by his family and friends and he loved them.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 22 at the Eastpoint Church of God. Public visitation was at 3 p.m, followed by the service.

Fred was loved and he loved. He was a true gentleman. His mantra was “We Will Make It Work.” He will be missed by the many, many lives that he touched. Wonder what he is doing in heaven right now?

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