Obituary: Fred RespressJul 3rd, 2013 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Fred Respress, age 85, died Monday, July 1, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, Florida with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6 – 8 PM at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428.
He was born in Darlington, Florida. He joined the Navy during World War II serving in the Seabees. After the war he came home and finished high school. He worked for a short time with the telephone company and worked for the Holmes County Sheriffs Dept. as a deputy and investigator then went to the Walton County Sheriffs Dept., where he was later appointed sheriff when Sheriff Andy Anderson died while in office. He later went to work with the Seminole County Sheriffs Dept. and worked in Washington County Sheriffs Dept. before coming to Madison County in 1973. He worked with Madison County Sheriffs Office from 1973 to 1984 then went to the State Fire Marshalls Office, where he retired as lieutenant investigator closing out 32 years in law enforcement. He was in the Madison County Sheriff’s Posse until 2012. He was mason and 50 year member of the Hacoda Lodge in Hacoda, Alabama. He was a member of New Macedonia |Baptist Church in Greenville.
He is survived by 1 son: Henry Teal of Ponce De Leon, FL; 4 daughters: Wanda Respress (Dennis Brock) , Linda Carpenter (Chuck) both of Grand Junction, CO, Beverly Eikeland (Jim) of Crawfordville, FL, Kim Terrell (John Carroll) of Tallahassee, FL; 1 brother: Alvis Respress (Bernice) of Atmore, AL; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
T. J. Beggs Jr. & Sons Funeral Home in Madison, Florida (850) 973-2258.