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Charles Richard Fretterd

Sept. 26, 1935 – Nov. 12, 2018

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Charles Richard Fretterd, 83, who died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Jackson, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Natchez City Cemetery.        
Immediately following the service, a celebration of Charles’ life will continue with a reception at First Baptist Church, 150 D’Evereaux Drive in Natchez. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sebrell Funeral Home of Ridgeland.
Mr. Fretterd was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Federalsburg, Md., the son of James Vincent and Mildred Elizabeth Fretterd.
He moved to Natchez in 1976, where he was retail manager at Sears for a number of years. Following his retirement from Sears, Fretterd and his wife owned and operated Ambulance Services Inc., in Dover, Del. He loved the city of Natchez and was very involved in civic organizations and the community. He was past president of the Natchez Chamber of Commerce where, upon his retirement, he maintained his participation as a “Green Shirt” ambassador. He had been active in the Rotary Club of Natchez and the Natchez Bicycle Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged with the rank of airman first class, having served as an air policeman and a sentry dog handler.
Fretterd loved his family. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, loyal brother and friend. He especially held close to his heart his only grandson, Avery, with whom he traveled the world. He will be dearly missed.
Fretterd was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy C. Fretterd; and one brother, Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd and his wife, Ellen Ingram Fretterd.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynellen F. Mallett and husband, Chuck, of Birmingham, Ala., and Suzanne M. Fretterd of Brandon; one grandson, Charles William Avery Mallett and wife, Kelli, of Montgomery, Ala.; and three nieces, Laura Patrick, Linda Earls and Jennifer Vermillera.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Natchez or to a favorite charity.

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