OBITUARY

Horace R. Fretwell

March 23, 1927December 30, 2012

Horace R. Fretwell, Jr. (85) passed away on December 30th at his home with family surrounding him. A native of Jacksonville, he was a member of Avondale United Methodist Church where he had held the office of Trustee and was a member of the Faithful Friends Sunday School class.

Horace served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War and retired from Bell South after thirty-five years of service. He was a member of the Riverside Masonic Lodge F&AM.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha C. Fretwell and four children, Frances F. Rhodes, Mark Carlton Fretwell, Helen E. Fretwell, Susan F. McKenzie, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister, Elaine Fretwell Fox and three nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Avondale United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. Arrangements entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 Edgewood Ave. S., 904-388-2711. Words of comfort may be shared at www.hardage-giddensedgewoodave.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 3, 2013
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January 22, 2013

Dear Martha and family:
We want to extend our sincere condolences for the passing of our cousin "Buddy".
May God bless you and your family during this difficult period.
Richard & Mary Williams
DeLand, Florida

January 5, 2013

Helen:
Joan and I express our sincere sympathy to you and your family over the passing of your beloved dad. We are sorry we were not there to be with you. However, we wait for your return to Fort Lauderdale when we can give you a big loving hug. May God continue to bless you and your family during this difficult period.

Tony and Joan Ash, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gary Blanchette

January 4, 2013

Helen, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Gary

DOTTIE COLLINS

January 3, 2013

DEAR MARTHA,

MY SIS FRANKIE CALLED WITH THE NEWS. I HAVE SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF BOTH OF YOU
. WHEN STEWART & I WOULD STOP BY. HE ALWAYS HAD A PROJECT GOING ON.. YOU BOTH WOULD MAKE US FEEL SO SPECIAL. LISA SAID WHEN SHE GOT A BOW & ARROW, HE GAVE HER A LESSON IN IT.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE CARDER ST. WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME. STEWART HAS BEEN GONE 11 YRS MARCH 1 . I MISS HIM , BUT I DO NOT FEAR DEATH, I IWILL GET TO SEE HIM WHEN I GET THERE. TIME IS A GREAT HEALER. YOUR GOOD THOUGHTS HE HAS LEFT ALL OF YOU , CHEERISH THEM ! WILL TRY TO SEE YOU SOON.

MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, DOTTIE COLLINS

Phyllis Harris

January 3, 2013

Dear family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, husband and friend. Mr. Fretwell was always quick with the wit which I enjoyed. He was a good man. The family is in my prayers.

Laura Witherington

January 3, 2013

Mrs. Fretwell and family: I want to extend my sincere condolences for the passing of your husband and father. I never met him but know Susan from work and admire her strength and wisdom. If she is any reflection of her father, then he was truly a special gift to all of you.

Robin Carter-Gracr

January 3, 2013

Martha, Helen, Fran, Carl and Susan. I remember stopping by and visiting. He was always kind and welcoming. Prayers to you all!

John O'Hare

January 3, 2013

Martha and family. I was very sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I am also sorry that I have lost touch with all of you. May God bless all of you.

January 2, 2013

Betty (Parham) Smith, Bill, Larry Parham, Cindy (Parham) Darrah

R Scott Hartsfield

January 2, 2013

Susan
I am so very sorry to hear about your father. He must have been an awesome and faithful man - 62 years is no longer common! Thank you for his service to our country and thank you for taking such good care of your Mom and your Dad. You are a beautiful soul. God Bless You.