Frederick A. Smith

May 03, 1935 - October 02, 2017

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Wednesday, October 04, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson, IN

Thursday, October 05, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Helmer United Methodist Church, Helmer, IN


Thursday, October 05, 1:00 PM
Helmer United Methodist Church, Helmer, IN


Frederick A. Smith, 82, of Turkey Lake, Hudson died Monday, October 2, 2017, at 2:50 a.m. at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

He was born May 3, 1935, in Fort Wayne to John and Pearl (Sigafoose) Smith.

On September 1, 1951, in Fort Wayne he married Carroll J. Brees.

Mr. Smith moved to this area in 1970, coming from Fort Wayne.

He worked as a Fort Wayne City Police Officer from October, 1964 until June, 1985 when he retired as Master Sergeant of the Homicide Division.

He was a member of the Helmer United Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Fred enjoyed fishing, golfing, football, racing with his son, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved the time he spent with his church family honoring the Lord.

Surviving are his wife, Carroll J. Smith of Turkey Lake, Hudson; three daughters, Vickey (Cecil) Hamer of Hudson, Barbara Germano of Fort Wayne, and Janet (Marc) Stutzman of Hudson; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Shroyer of Albion.

He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Smith, II, two sisters, and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Helmer United Methodist Church in Helmer with Pastor Donna Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Circle Cemetery, Hudson.

Calling is Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to the Helmer United Methodist Church or to Cancer Services of Fort Wayne.

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Pastor Barbara K. Cross
October 5th, 2017 11:40am
Fort Wayne, Indiana

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your beloved husband, Carroll, to his heavenly home. May God's loving arms enfold you and give you comfort and peace until you are reunited.

wendy moore
October 4th, 2017 5:22am

so sorry for your loss. The Lord be with you.

wendy moore
October 4th, 2017 5:21am

so sorry for your loss. The Lord be with you.

Kay Collins
October 3rd, 2017 11:04pm

So sorry to hear this. You are in our prayers .

Karen and Ralph Noll
October 3rd, 2017 9:40pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Smith family. May he Rest In Peace.

Lisa Scott
October 3rd, 2017 11:09am

Aron, Janet , Im so very sorry for your loss, you have been in our thoughts and prayers . If you need anything during this time please let us know .Aagain, so very sorry for your loss . Hugs

Krystal Shull
October 3rd, 2017 2:17am
New York City

I'm so sorry for your loss. Fred was so much fun. I loved sitting in front of him at church and laughing at him and Grandpa Lovett, always giving each other a hard time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Oxox

Tamara Carr
October 3rd, 2017 12:46am
Denver, CO

we love you all and send sincere feeling for your loss.

Tonya Domer
October 2nd, 2017 11:30pm

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Ed and Tina cook
October 2nd, 2017 10:34pm
Monticello Kentucky

Janet and Mark your in our thoughts and prayers..

Lisa, Kathy and David Hartman-McCarthy
October 2nd, 2017 10:22pm

So sorry for you loss. Our thoughts,prayers and love are being sent to you

Glenda Neher
October 2nd, 2017 9:29pm
Fort Wayne

Much Love and Prayers To The Family🙏🙏🙏

Paul and Ann Marie Copenhaver
October 2nd, 2017 9:18pm
Crooked Lake Angola

I'll always remember Fred as a kind, funny, and great person to have known. Loved his stories from the police department.

Jeff Spencer
October 2nd, 2017 9:15pm
Braman Oklahoma

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, he was a Great man. He brought a lot of laughter to me when I visited you guys.

October 2nd, 2017 9:11pm
Ft Myers, FL

So sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there for you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

Julie Buttgen
October 2nd, 2017 9:07pm

Janet, I was so saddened to hear of your dad's passing. May he rest in peace and may you and your family have wonderful memories to alwYs keep him close in your heart. You and your family are in my prayers.