Heady-Hardy Funeral Home

7710 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY


Fred Rayburn Qualls

August 27, 1929May 18, 2020

Fred R. Qualls, 90, passed away peacefully Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Linden, Tennessee to the late William and Mollie Qualls on August 27, 1929.

Fred was a retired foreman for General Electric with 36 years of service and an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart. He was also a Mason and a Kosair Shriner. Fred was also an avid fisherman and golfer.

Fred is survived by his wife of 70 years, Claudine Rush Qualls; children, Brenda Goodman and Kenneth Qualls (Donna); a brother, Bobby Qualls; and grandchildren, Brian, Sean, and Charlie. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason.

His funeral service will be held at 12:00 Friday at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy, followed by burial at Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 10 am -12 pm Friday. In accordance with the latest COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be permitted in limited numbers.


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020


Fred Rayburn Qualls

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May 23, 2020

So sorry to here of Uncle Fred's passing. My condolences to Aunt Claudine and the rest of the family. My dad, William Fern Qualls has always spoken of him fondly and was sad to hear of his passing also. Sorry we are not able to visit.

Allison Goodman/Ruckman

May 21, 2020

All my life you have been the man I looked up too!! You and nanny were there for me, raised me and always gave me all the love a great-granddaughter could have and so much more!! You always had great stories and wise words, anytime I needed someone you were always ther with open arms and grouchiness.... But that was just perfect!! You showed me the way life is supposed to go with family and that the love and support of them can get you anywhere! You and nanny had a big part in the woman I am today and for that I'm thankful!! You were the father I never had the man who showed me so many things, taught me so many things,gave me a daily lesson at least twice a day on gardening or building traps, fishing.... You taught me how to swing my first golf club,picked me up when I scraped me knees... You always knew how to make me smile and laugh... I'll never forget the day I wrecked into Eric& Amy's brick mailbox with the golf cart...you were so mad at me for not turning when you said so,but you laughed so hard afterwards! Your a great man papa Fred and you will forever remain a Great, Honorable and Respected Man I can't picture a world without you in it... You will remain forever in my heart, and can finally be at peace. I await the day we meet again so I can hug your neck and tell you how much I love and miss you!! I love you forever and always, love your doodlebug❣️

Omer Moore

May 20, 2020

All the memories of Kenny and I growing up on the river. Don’t think there is to many of them that Fred and Dad George wasn’t in lol. If kids today had what we had back then this old world would be a totally different place. We all became family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love you guys and the world sure lost a good man. RIP Fred you and dad can chatter your teeth now lol.

Missy Gunn

May 19, 2020

You will always have a place in in my heart ,Fred. You always made me laugh, you were like a Daddy to me. I’m glad I was able to come see you and Claudine at the house when I could. You rest easy.love you

Samantha Murphy

May 19, 2020

All of my childhood memories are with you and Nanny. You were the best papaw I could’ve ever asked for. I love you all so much and will miss you terribly.

Sean Goodman

May 18, 2020

You were there when we needed you you made us who we are today you will be missed i love you grandpa


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