Fredrick William Boss
January 20, 1947 – October 20, 2018
Mr. Fredrick William Boss, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born January 20, 1947 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Boss enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as NASCAR. He was a Mason and Shriner with Duluth Lodge. His favorite pastime however, was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents, John Boss and Florence Wages Boss as well as step-brothers and step-sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Boss; sons, Jeff and Braydon; daughters Kelly and Lauren; brother, Elzy; sister, Connie, grandchildren, Zayne, Bailey, Brett and Connor as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and family members.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Mr. Boss’ residence on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2 o’clock pm until 4 o’clock pm.
Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com
Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246
Fredrick William Boss
October 25, 2018
I first met Fred in about 1970 when he came to work in Chamblee, Ga. with Southern Bell. We were Technicians at the time and shared many interests like hunting, fishing, cars, etc. We finally built a house in Duluth near his family and we both joined the Jaycee's there. He began to bond as a brother to me that I never had. My wife and I got to visit him in the Hospital the Saturday before he passed and it was a great
and enjoyable time not knowing it would be the last time we would see my Brother in this world and I miss him.
October 23, 2018
Fred and I crossed paths working for Southern Bell and Bellsouth over the years. During the olympics year, 1996, Fred and I worked closely together in several Atlanta area switches. Fred had an unusual combination of knowlege of older heavily mechanical technology coupled with a sound mastery of new technology. He was a truly versatile technician.
One independence day my wife Lynn and I were leaving our Tybee home for the Savannah July 4th fireworks display. At the neighborhood entrance we passed Fred and Donna turning toward a local restaurant. We caught up with them and changed our plans to take the boat to Savannah for the fireworks. The ride to Savannah, about 20 miles was a beautiful late afternoon trip. It was a moonless night and leaving Savannah for Tybee after the fireworks show was a memorable trip. The last several miles were in pitch dark, no markers, no lights of any kind. Donna and Lynn were in the front of the boat. Fred and I were standing at the center console. Donna remarked "Sure is dark!" more than once. She asked if I could see. I said: "See what?" Fred reassured her we were OK. Donna was much happier when we approached Tybee and there was enough light to see.
Fred and I laughed about the nighttime boat ride. It was a fun evening I'll always cherish.
Darkness can be profound. Even in darkness it's possible to find your way. Trust in our Lord Jesus and he will light your path. I'll admit that on that July 4th years ago I had some electronic help, but nothing on this earth can replace the guidance, peace, and love of Jesus.
I pray that He will bring peace, strength, and love to Donna and all of Fred's family. Fred could fix broken telephone switchgear, catch a fish, make a sick car healthy, and get me to laugh. I thank God for the good memories Fred gave us. There are still fish to catch, sunrises to enjoy, and smiles from Fred. I can still hear him ribbing me. Fred was my friend. I still smile at Fred.