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6/22/14 —- Frederick G. “Fred” Coles

Memorial services for Mr. Frederick G. “Fred” Coles, age 83, of Manchester will be conducted Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with his daughter, DeeAnna Morton Wilbourn presiding.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM Sunday until time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Coles passed away at his residence Friday, June 20, 2014. 

He was born April 6, 1931 in London, England, the son of the late Frederick Coles and Eliza Rumbol Coles. Spending his childhood in England, Fred endured the trials and tribulations of World War II first hand. He learned the trade of electrical engineering while working in a theater among other places. In 1989, while living in Massachusetts, he retired from Nynex (now Verizon) after 20 years of service. He and his wife, Linda then moved to Manchester. In earlier years, Fred enjoyed wine making, wood working, traveling and fishing. He will forever be remembered as a beloved husband, father and friend. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Maureen Nolan and a sister, Shirley Gill. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda Morton Coles of Manchester; three children, Freddie Coles of London, England; Sherry Morton Wainright and husband, Ken of Manchester; and DeeAnna Morton Wilbourn and husband, Ronnie of Hazel Green, AL; a brother, Bob Coles and wife, Marian of London, England; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. 

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Frederick G. “Fred” Coles.