Fred Roquemore

fred roquemore

Services for Fred Roquemore, 96, of Hughes Springs will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Hughes Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery in Bivins, Texas under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs. Mr. Roquemore will lie in state from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Fred Douglas Roquemore was born June 22, 1925 in Bivins, Texas to the parentage of Clayton Roquemore, Sr. and Fannie Brice Roquemore. He was the fifth of eleven children. He loved the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bivins, Texas. Later he united with and became a faithful servant at Hughes Chapel Baptist Church in Hughes Springs, Texas. There he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and a choir member. 

Fred served in the US Army from February 1945 to December 1946 and was deployed to Asia during World War II. He received multiple medals and ribbons for his service. He was a member of the American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was employed at Lone Star Steel in Lone Star, Texas and retired with a 33 year tenure as an overhead crane operator. After his retirement, he operated a lawn service for many years until his health failed. 

He was married to Easter Mary Roquemore, and to this union nine children were born. Later in life he was united in marriage to Theresa Traylor Roquemore of Naples, Texas. They were married from November 26, 2005 until his death. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Lorraine Roquemore and Gloria Roquemore; eight siblings, Prentis Roquemore, Saul Roquemore, Sr., James Dennis Roquemore, Willie Roquemore, Clyde Roquemore, Vern Weaver, Erma Tucker, and Clayton Roquemore, Jr.

Fred Douglas Roquemore peacefully entered eternal rest on November 19, 2021. He is cherished in memory by his wife, Theresa Roquemore; children, William (Mildred) Roquemore, Ricky (Frances) Roquemore, Angela (Ken) Johnson, Marilyn (Dwight) Watkins, Daphne Roquemore, Berlinda Roquemore, and Rodney Roquemore; sisters, Goldie Cheatham and Ola Lewis; brother-in-law, Dennis Weaver; sister-in-law, Jean Roquemore; special caregivers, sister-in-law, Oreathe Sasser and niece, Cecelia Sasser; grandchildren, Garian (Elizabeth) Roquemore, Adaryll (Andrea) Roquemore, Andre (LaTrina) Roquemore, Ashanti (Eugene, Jr.) Riggs, Jarrett (Ashley) Baker, and Naysa Roquemore; 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

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  1. so sorry for your loss he was a wonderful neighbor when yall lived next door FLY HIGH MR. ROQUEMORE you will be missed

  2. Mr. Roquemore was respected by all as a hard worker and a father who valued family and education of his children as very important to their future.

  3. Mr. Fred was awfully kind to me growing up. I will never forget his smile and chatting with him down at the DQ. My deepest sympathy to the family and special prayers for you Rodney. God bless.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the entire family. Our prayers are with you all.

  5. We are so blessed to be apart of your legacy Grandaddy ?
    We have many fond memories of you, from your smile, your spirit, your strong will, and most importantly you're submission unto the Holy Father.
    We praise God for your life! We are grateful for your union to Elaine (Ms. Elaine). May God bless you abundantly, Elaine. We love you and here for you always ?

  6. Our condolences for the Rocquemore family. Elaine and Oreathe we love y'all so much and we'll continue to keep you in our prayers.

  7. Sending our love and deepest condolences to the entire Roquemore family, particularly his children. May God keep you in His perfect peace. Honor Uncle Fred by continuing to hold on to each other.

    Love The Curtis Family

  8. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your Father.
    Please know that Franklin Middleton Jr & Family and Charlie Middleton & Family has your family in our prayers.

    Franklin and Charlie Middleton

  9. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your Father.
    Please know that Franklin Middleton Jr & Family and Charlie Middleton & Family has your family in our prayers.

    Franklin and Charlie Middleton

  10. To the Roquemore Family. We are praying for your strength and peace during this time of bereavement. Love you all.

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