The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Obituaries

May 8, 2014

Fred Poston, 86, of Siler City, a U.S. Navy Veteran, who loved swimming, tennis, golf, died May 7, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Fred Haskal Poston of Siler City passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

He was born June 18, 1927, in Statesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rachel Gilbert Poston, and a sister Peggy Summers.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Siler City, N.C., officiated by the Rev. Clyde Denny.

Fred was a graduate of Wake Forest College and UNC-Chapel Hill.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He came to Siler City as a math teacher and coach. He served as a principal in the Chatham County School system for 32 years.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a charter member of the Joyner-Brewer Sunday school class, and a former member of the sanctuary choir.

He served in the Lions Club International and was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow for 50 years of service.

Fred was an avid sportsman and enjoyed swimming, tennis and golf. After retirement, he enjoyed many wonderful times at the beach and traveling across the country.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice Alexander Poston; three children, Jan Guenther and husband Mark and Charles Poston and wife Kathy, all of Jamestown and Thomas Poston and wife Debbie of Albemarle.

One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his grandchildren, Robert (Allison) Guenther of Raleigh, Andrew Guenther (fiancée Melissa Martin) of Charlotte, Page Poston Gleeson (Ryan) of High Point, Marley and Cal Poston of Jamestown, Michael Poston of Raleigh, Chaney Poston of Boone and Rachel and Stephen Poston of Albemarle. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, C.J.

Memorials may be made to the Janice and Fred Poston Scholarship fund at FUMC which was started in 2013 by their children and grandchildren to honor their lifelong commitment to education.

 

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