Fred Lee Punch
January 29, 1952 – July 29, 2018
Fred Lee Punch, age 66, of Conover, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford, NC. Born January 29, 1952, in Catawba County, NC, he was the son of the late Fred Willard Punch and Viola Mae Martin Punch McKinney.
Fred was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover, NC, and had retired after 33 years from Leggett & Platt. He was an avid golfer, car enthusiast, and had a love for rescuing cats.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny B. Punch and Jimmy H. Punch, and step-father Bill McKinney. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Jean Metz Punch of the home; daughter, Gina P. Mathews and husband Dana of Conover, NC; step-grandson, Austin Mathews of Fuquay Varina, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Ed Yount officiating. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 PM on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC, 28658, or to the Humane Society of Catawba County, 3224 20th Ave. SE, Hickory, NC, 28602.
Condolences may be sent to the Punch family at www.drumfh-conover.com The Punch family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
- Fred Willard Punch, Father
- Viola Mae Martin Punch McKinney, Mother
- Jean Metz Punch, Wife of 49 years
- Gina P. Mathews and husband, Dana, Daughter
- Johnny B. Punch, Brother
- Jimmy H. Punch, Brother
- Bill McKinney, Step-father
- Austin Mathews, Step-Grandson
- Receiving of Friends Wednesday, August 1, 2018
- Memorial Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018