My Father, Leroy Eugene Frederick, Moravian Texan

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Leroy Eugene “Lee” Frederick
Birth: Mar. 6, 1926
Harris County
Texas, USA

Death: Nov. 16, 2006
Houston County
Texas, USA

My Father, Leroy Eugene Frederick, son of Bessie Mazac Frederick & Charlie F. Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas, 1995.

“Services for Leroy Eugene Frederick 80, of Grapeland, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Daddy & Barbara resided in Percilla, TX. Burial will follow in Augusta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster, of Grapeland. Mr. Frederick died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Condolence calls will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Grapeland, Texas.” [Palestine Herald-Press Nov 18,2006]

Leroy was raised Catholic as all his sisters and brothers were. They attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. The Frederick homestead was on 17914 Old Beaumont Hwy. (HWY. 90-A) in Houston, Harris, Texas. 

Patricia (Frederick) Vanderford, Phyllis (Frederick) Hyden, Barbara (Moore) Frederick, LeRoy Eugene Frederick (his 57th. birthday), Craig Moore, Daniel Hyden, Sarah Frederick, Sally (Frederick) Fallin, Kristopher Hyden, Stefanie Hyden, & Jason Fallin (baby), 509 Marblehead Street, Dayton, Liberty, Texas, 1984.

When my Daddy married his second wife, Barbara he was baptized later in life as Methodist. My father and step mother resided at 509 Marblehead, Dayton, Liberty, Texas. They moved to Percilla, Texas when they retired. He helped build the Liberty Hill Methodist Church, in Liberty Hill, TX.

Leroy was the son of Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas. His maternal grandparents, John and Mary Mazac emigrated from Moravia in 1892.

Ed & Agnes Christ, LeRoy Frederick, Charlie & Juanita Christ, Houston, Harris, Texas, c. 1945.

LeRoy Frederick, Ed Christ, @ Charlie & Bessie Frederick’s gas station that they leased from Charlie & Juanita Christ, on Hwy. 90-A, Houston, TX, c. 1940’s.

He had two sisters, Agnes Rainie “Renie” (Frederick) Christ and Juanita “Punkin” (Frederick) Christ, they married brothers, Charlie and Ed Christ, both of them resided on Talcott Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77049.
He had two brothers, Charles and Woodrow Frederick, who preceded him in death.

Married to first wife, Jean Marie Linderman, my mother, on 15 Nov. 1947, Liberty, Liberty County, Texas. Divorced in 1968 in Houston, Harris, Texas.

Jean and Leroy Frederick, 4002 Arnold Street, Houston, Harris, Texas, about 1957, in front of Jean’s parent’s, Harry and Phyl (Palen) Linderman’s home

They had six children by that union, which lasted for twenty one years. Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean [Hyden], Sally Ann [Tudor], Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie [Harrod], and Sarah Kay Frederick [Moore].

Leroy, Sarah (Moore), Patricia (Harrod), Phyllis (Hyden), and Sally (Brown)Frederick, Oct. 8, 1998, Joe’s 50th. birthday, Romayor, Texas. 

Leroy, Karl, and Joe Frederick, 8 Oct. 1998, Romayor, Liberty, Texas, Daddy’s two boys.

Married second wife, Barbara Jo Moore Faulk in 15 Sept. 1969, in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas. She called him Lee. She survived him, and resided in Crockett, Texas with her daughter, Jeanna Kaye Faulk Elliott Wardell, in 2012.
Barbara had two children, Jeanna and Joey Faulk, from a previous marriage.
Leroy & Barbara had no children from that marriage, which lasted for thirty seven years.

Leroy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard Merchant Marine supply ships for U.S. troops. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1944, until May 18, 1946. He was shipped out from San Diego, California. [Frederick, Leroy Eugene, service number was 5772117, Seaman 1C, V-6 USNR, Sheldon, Texas.] He was Honorably discharged. He was sent back to Camp Wallace, Texas after World War II ended.

He worked for Brown & Root, Inc, 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas for [46] forty six years. Started out as a Mechanic’s Helper and retired as Asst. Supt. of the Automotive Dept.

Leroy & Barbara (Moore) Frederick were hosts for several different parks in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, etc…after their retirements.

In 1995, all the Grandchildren were taken by Leroy’s son, Joseph Frederick & Brenda (Meyers) Frederick, to visit them in South Dakota & Montana.

Leroy was a loving and loyal Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. He is greatly missed!
I am proud to be the daughter of such an honorable and hard working man.

My Daddy, LeRoy Eugene Frederick, 2006, Texas.

Family links:
Charles F Frederick (1892 – 1947)
Elizabeth Annie Mazac Frederick (1895 – 1977)

Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill (1927 – 2012)

Barbara Jo Moore Faulk Frederick (1939 – 2016)

LeRoy Frederick & Phyllis (Frederick) Hyden, 2006, Crocket, Texas


Augusta Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21070006


LeRoy Frederick, c. 1942, Crosby High School, Crosby, TX

Jean Marie Linderman and Leroy Eugene Frederick were married on 15 November 1947 in Liberty, Texas.

LeRoy Eugene Frederick and Barbara Jo Moore Faulk, wedding @ J.B. & Avis Moore’s home, her parents in Dayton, Liberty, Texas, on 29 Aug. 1969.

Joe, Sally, Teri Christ, Phyllis, and Leroy Frederick in front of home at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris, Texas in 1960’s.


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