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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Fred Peary

May 5, 1946January 12, 2020
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Fred Sanders Peary, age 73, passed peacefully from this life at home and into the gates of heaven on January 12, 2020. Fred was born on May 5, 1946, in Farmington, Maine, to Robert Ezra Peary and Crystal Gertrude Sanders, one of three children. At an early age, Fred bravely left home and moved to Texas to be close to a brother, and made this his home. He married the love of his life, Karen Morris, on April 2, 1988. Fred faithfully served four years in the USAF, and then spent his career as a machine operator for Certainteed. He retired from this position and continued to work as a proud security officer. He was a member of Arrowhead Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and as Music Director. He was a strong Christian man who dedicated his life to his God, his wife and his children. He was fondly referred to as “Yankee,” and was known as a very hard worker who never batted an eye in caring for his family first. He chose to be a father to four challenging, young sons, and was a positive and consistent role model to them. He was a man of integrity, and his smile was the best. Those preceding Fred in death are his parents, a brother George Grant, a sister Hilmer Stevens, and a son Dustin Steinbeck. Those remaining to cherish his memory are his wife Karen; his children Allan Wayne Steinbeck (Cindy), James Ray Steinbeck (Linda), Kristen Peary Fortin, Joseph Frank Bailey, Jr. (Rebecca) and Mark Brown (Sarah); brother Robert Peary; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Thursday, January 16th, at 2 PM at Arrowhead Baptist Church, with interment following at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled on Wednesday, January 15th, from 6-8 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Karen Peary, Wife
  • Allan Wayne Steinbeck (Cindy), Son
  • James Ray Steinbeck (Linda), Son
  • Kristen Peary Fortin, Daughter
  • Joseph Frank Bailey, Jr (Rebecca), Son
  • Mark Brown (Sarah), Son
  • Robert Peary, Brother
  • Robert Ezra Peary, Father (deceased)
  • Crystal Gertrude Sanders, Mother (deceased)
  • George Grant, Brother (deceased)
  • Hilmer Stevens, Sister (deceased)
  • Dustin Steinbeck, Son (deceased)
  • He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Steinbeck
  • Randy Crawford
  • Joey Bailey
  • Hunter Steinbeck
  • Allan Steinbeck
  • Colton Richardson
  • Mark Brown

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Interment Thursday, January 16, 2020

Memories

Fred Peary

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Lloyd Day

February 9, 2020

I grew up in New Sharon and Fred was in my class in high school. We lived through many adventures and went to New York on a class trip. Fred was a lot of fun and popular with the girls. He was a great dancer. I shall miss him.

Donna Lewis

January 15, 2020

Fred was a giant. He was so kind to everyone, always smiling. Having him and Karen for neighbors all these years has been one of the greatest blessings. Fred was always lending a helping hand, and always, without fail . . kind. Our hearts are hurting so much for Karen and the entire family. We will miss our talks across the fence, the "good mornings," his wonderful laugh, and his smiling face. May God grant us all peace at this time.

Ronnie Welch

January 15, 2020

I worked with Fred a short time and enjoyed coffee and great conversations .He invited me to church where he led the singing .You just feel at home talking with Mr Perry .I will miss you friend

Robert Kreiselmeier

January 14, 2020

I met Fred Peary at Arrowhead Baptist Church over two years ago and right away I knew I had found a great friend. My second week attending the church he asked me if I liked to sing and I told him I loved singing praises to my Lord. Right away he put my singing blessing to use and shortly thereafter I joined the church. Him and Karen his wife along with Joe and his wife Becca helped me feel that much more welcome and never failed to make me smile. Every song I hear and sing at Arrowhead Baptist will always remind me of him.

Linda Steinbeck

January 14, 2020

Joe Bailey

January 14, 2020

There will never be another like you we will love and miss you always kid

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Biography

Fred Sanders Peary, age 73, passed peacefully from this life at home and into the gates of heaven on January 12, 2020.
Fred was born on May 5, 1946, in Farmington, Maine, to Robert Ezra Peary and Crystal Gertrude Sanders, one of three children. At an early age, Fred bravely left home and moved to Texas to be close to a brother, and made this his home. He married the love of his life, Karen Morris, on April 2, 1988.
Fred faithfully served four years in the USAF, and then spent his career as a machine operator for Certainteed. He retired from this position and continued to work as a proud security officer.
He was a member of Arrowhead Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and as Music Director. He was a strong Christian man who dedicated his life to his God, his wife and his children. He was fondly referred to as “Yankee,” and was known as a very hard worker who never batted an eye in caring for his family first. He chose to be a father to four challenging, young sons, and was a positive and consistent role model to them. He was a man of integrity, and his smile was the best.
Those preceding Fred in death are his parents, a brother George Grant, a sister Hilmer Stevens, and a son Dustin Steinbeck.
Those remaining to cherish his memory are his wife Karen; his children Allan Wayne Steinbeck (Cindy), James Ray Steinbeck (Linda), Kristen Peary Fortin, Joseph Frank Bailey, Jr. (Rebecca) and Mark Brown (Sarah); brother Robert Peary; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Thursday, January 16th, at 2 PM at Arrowhead Baptist Church, with interment following at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled on Wednesday, January 15th, from 6-8 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.