Fred Deeds

Obituary of Fred Deeds

Fred E. Deeds, 70, of Buchanan left this earth and joined his beloved Ruby in heaven on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

He was born on March 9, 1947 to the late Alfred and Hazel (Mason) Deeds in Niles, Michigan.

It wasn’t long after Fred graduated from high school that he met Ruby McConnell and knew in an instant she was who God wanted for him.  In a ceremony on June 19, 1965 in Buchanan, Michigan they wed and were blessed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015 before the Lord called Ruby home on February 27, 2017.

Fred and Ruby were inseparable. They worked together for many years traveling across the country running their own business. They participated in flea markets, trade shows, crafts shows and malls during the holidays. Fred was a member of Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle in Buchanan. He enjoyed nothing more than to sit down at a meal with his loved ones and enjoy good food, good company, and plenty of laughter. 

Fred is preceded in passing by his beautiful wife, Ruby, and his parents.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Jim Waggoner of Buchanan, his grandson, Bryan and his wife Tracy Waggoner of Niles; siblings, Naomi Pierce of Buchanan, Bonnie Cleary of Florida, Alfred (Eunice) Deeds, Jr. of Buchanan, Eilene (Fred) English of Arkansas, Luella Witzke of Florida, Richard (Julie) Deeds of Buchanan, Vickie (Dewayne) Witt, of Buchanan and Robert (Debbie) Deeds of Buchanan.

A service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle, 945 Chippewa Street, Buchanan, Michigan 49107. A private interment will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan.

Memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s memory to Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle, 945 Chippewa St, Buchanan, Michigan 49107.