James Grover Frederick
James Grover Frederick of West Liberty departed this life peacefully on May 7, 2016, surrounded by his five children in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. He was born June 28, 1922, to the late James Charles and Rhoda Easterling Frederick on Lacy Creek. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Juanita May Frederick; a son, Timothy Lee Frederick; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Jones Frederick; a sister, Frona Marese Frederick; and two brothers, Carter Harold Frederick and William Titus Frederick. Grover and Juanita were married June 30, 1942, and began his World War II Army military service the same year. He was stationed in the Philippines in the South Pacific. Shortly after returning from the service in 1946, he and Juanita began their family and business. To their union were born, James Denzil Frederick, Lance Barrett Frederick, Constance Elaine Frederick, Timothy Lee Frederick, Danita Joleen Frederick and Juanita Coleen Frederick. Working side by side, Grover and Juanita established their business, Frederick & May Lumber and Construction Co., specializing in hardwoods and building materials. Grover served as the first president of the Kentucky Forest Industry Association. He loved to work and witness progress. Together they built a business that during the last 70 years has employed hundreds from the region. Grover is survived by his five children, Dr. James Denzil Frederick and wife Ginnie of West Liberty, Lance Barrett Frederick and wife Kathy of West Liberty, Constance Elaine Frederick Crosby and husband William Duncan Crosby Jr. of McLean, Va., Danita Joleen Frederick and husband Donald Phipps of West Liberty and Juanita Coleen Frederick Kegley and husband Grady J. Kegley of West Liberty; nine grandchildren, Jason C. Frederick, Lance Todd Frederick and wife Shel, Dr. James Brian Frederick and wife Allison, Chadwick Scott Frederick and wife Kara Clay, William Duncan Crosby III and wife Stephanie, Lelia Margaret Crosby and husband Jeff Dawson, Matthew Daniel Frederick and wife Sabrina, Cassandra Coleen Frederick and Amanda Joleen Frederick; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gaye Frederick Cottle and husband Bobby of West Liberty; and a brother, Charles Randolph Frederick and wife Doris of West Liberty. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Lacy Creek Church of Christ, with Elder Jimmy Adkins and Elder Tom Steele officiating. Burial will be in Lacy Creek Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m., today, May 10, 2016, at Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty. Pallbearers will be Jason Frederick, Todd Frederick, Brian Frederick, Chad Frederick, Duncan Crosby, Daniel Frederick, Lance Frederick, Jeff Dawson, Dr. Jody Prather and Bill Conley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Lacy Creek Church of Christ.
Published on May 9, 2016


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