Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Fred Lewis Ptacek Sr.

March 5, 1923May 15, 2020

Fred Lewis Ptacek Sr., age 97, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. He was born on March 5, 1923, in Marion County, Kansas, to Ervin and Anna Michalik Ptacek. He was a longtime resident of Arlington, Texas. He is survived by his son Fred Jr. and wife Cher, daughter Barbara Williams, granddaughter Amy Austin and husband David, grandsons Michael Ptacek and wife Tina, Justin Ptacek, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five older brothers, beloved wife Dolly, and son David. Fred retired in 1985 after working 35 years at what is now Lockheed Martin. He and his wife were charter members of Levis and Lace Square Dance Club in Arlington. He enjoyed square dancing, gem faceting and trout fishing, especially in Red River, New Mexico. He was a member of St. Williams (St. Maria Goretti) Catholic Church in Arlington. A World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps, he served in Italy, India and Burma. A private graveside service will precede interment at the Blue Mound Community Methodist Church Cemetery, Denton County, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please make a gift to the Cross Plains EMS, P.O. Box 597, Cross Plains, TX 76443, or to your favorite charity.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020


Fred Lewis Ptacek Sr.

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Jim Morrow

May 24, 2020

Dear Fred & Barbara, Your dad was the last of the wonderful men that I had the honor of growing up around. We had some great examples on men in our youth. I smiled when I saw the St Williams (SMG) in the Obit. The original water heater in the kitchen had St Williams written on the side.
May the Lord reign his blessings on you and your families.
Jim, Jimmy, Morrow


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