Fred Pipes Jr.

September 1, 1946May 1, 2019

Mr. Fred Vernon Pipes Jr., 72, of Lenoir, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorsville.

He was born on September 1, 1946 in Caldwell County to the late Fred Vernon Pipes Sr. and Jeanette Bowman Pipes. Mr. Pipes was a member of Free Spirit Baptist Church in Hudson and a veteran of the United States Army.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Lois Hamby Pipes; sons, Tony Alan Pipes of Lenoir and Matthew Lanies Pipes and wife Kristy of Hudson; daughter, Rena Marie Pipes of Lenoir; brother, Harold Dean Pipes of Hubert, North Carolina; sisters, Edna Sue Pipes Wilcox and husband Odean of Lorton, Virginia and Mildred Pipes Moore and husband Robert of Vilas, North Carolina; grandchildren, Tamisha Villanueva and husband Edvin of Charleston, South Carolina, Charles Davidson of Lenoir and Tyler Pipes of Hudson; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Hargett, Rev. Junior Hamby, and Rev. Gurney Robbins officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Military honors will be performed by members of the North Carolina National Guard. Interment will immediately follow the service at McCleod Family Cemetery in Buffalo Cove.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, 581 NC Hwy 16, Taylorsville, North Carolina, 28681.

Words of comfort may expressed to the family at Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Fred Vernon Pipes Jr.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Interment Sunday, May 5, 2019


Fred Pipes Jr.

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Nikki Winkler

May 4, 2019

I'm definitely going to miss you coming by and just talking about the would always ask how everyone is.... I will definitely miss your sweet kind loving soul....God has got one of his best Angel's with you...I will never forget you my dear friend....well more like my dear family.... sending love and prayers to the Pipes family. May God give each and everyone of y'all peace and strength during this time.

Brent and Kathy Keller

May 4, 2019

We send our sincere condolences to the entire Pipes family. We will always remember Fred as a quiet, sweet, soul who loved the Lord. He will be sorely missed by those whom he left in this world. Fred, we know where you are and will see you again one day.

Larry Pruette

May 3, 2019

Hate to hear the passing of Fred!went to high school with fred and He was always in a happy mood!I!m sure he is in a better place today than being in this troublesome world we live in! Prayers for the comfort and peace of the Pipes family!