Fred Comer, 80

Fred B. Comer of Tupelo died Monday, April 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was 80 years old. He was born in Fawn Grove in Itawamba County to Golden and Gertrude Comer. He graduated from IAHS in 1952 and attended Itawamba Community College. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army for two years at the end of the Korean War. After many years with Futorian Manufacturing, he retired from Mississippi Department of Transportation. During his working years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a Mason and belonged to the Scottish Rites and Shrine Clubs. He was a charter member of The Exchange Club of Tupelo and served as president, as well as holding other offices. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association and a member of West Main Hardees’s Early Morning Coffee Club, where he enjoyed spending his mornings with friends there and at McDonald’s on North Gloster Street, where he had his second cup of coffee.
A celebration of life service with military honors was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Rooney, assisted by the Rev. Don McCain, and the Rev. Hershel Wiygul officiating. Eulogies were given by this nephew, Frank Comer, and his grandsons, Austin Clark and Brandon Allred. Private burial was at Tupelo Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors was entrusted with arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rosemary Graham Comer; daughters, Cathy Allred (Britt) of Tupelo and Christy Livingston (Joe) of New Albany; grandchildren, Austin Clark, Brandon Allred, Claire Livingston and Katie Allred; his sister, Betty Roberts (Wilford) of Tupelo; brothers Charles E. Comer (Lois) of Fawn Grove and Robert Comer of Tupelo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Graham Comer, in 1965; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lamoin and Willena Comer.
He would be honored with donations to Wesley United Methodist Church, Building For the Future Fund, P.O. Box 2434, Tupelo, MS 38803; Women First Resource Center, 215 N. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38804; Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or a charity of your choice.
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