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Fred Wescott

Posted By obits On January 26, 2015 @ 2:17 pm In Manteo,Obituaries,Outer Banks | 23 Comments

Fred Wescott

Fred M. Wescott, 89, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 26, 2015 at his home. Born on May 13, 1925, he was a native of Manteo and the son of the late Lloyd Melvin Wescott and Lonie Midgett Wescott. Mr. Wescott served his country as a Navy Corpsman in World War II. He was an active member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Manteo Lions Club and a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM. Fred was the last of the original Manteo Furniture brothers and the owner of the Sea Shore Shops in Kill Devil Hills. He spent his later years working with family in the Sea Isle Gifts and Lamp Shop.

Fred is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Ann Wescott; four children, Fred, Jr. and wife, Ellen of Manteo, James and wife, Palmer of Manteo, Edward of Winterville and Cathy Overton and husband, Tommy of Nags Head; six grandchildren, Fred, III of Wilmington, Jeffrey of Kitty Hawk, Holly Overton of Brooklyn, NY, Heather Overton of Thailand, Andrew Hines of Creswell and Victoria Raynor of Winterville; two great grandchildren, Sydney Smith and Bailey Hines; and many loving nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Fred is preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Roy and a daughter, Connie.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Manteo Cemetery with the Rev. John M. Check officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday from 7:00 until 8:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to the Roanoke Island Food Pantry, PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954 or your local food pantry.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Contact Information:  

Twiford Funeral Home (Outer Banks), Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, PO Box 595, , Manteo 27954, United States (US) - Phone: (252) 473-2449 Fax: (252) 473-3392

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Condolence from Lauren Straub on January 26th, 2015 2:47 pm

Our love and prayers to Cathy,Holly and Heather and family from St.Andrews Preschool

Condolence from Sandra Robinson on January 26th, 2015 3:25 pm

Wayne and I send our love and prayers. So sorry fit your loss.

Condolence from John B. Etheridge IV on January 26th, 2015 3:28 pm

Ann and family,
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers,
Little Johhny (Booger), Evelyn, Amy, Alan, and Victoria

Condolence from Robin Daniels Holt on January 26th, 2015 6:36 pm

So sorry for our loss; he was one of a kind and truly one of the kindest men I have ever met.

Condolence from Spencer Smith on January 27th, 2015 12:30 am

It was my great pleasure to have known Fred all my life. He always had a smile on his face. Rest in piece Fred.

Condolence from Mary Jolliff Moore on January 27th, 2015 9:13 am

Dear Ann and family, I knew Fred and you all my life, and I can’t think of a nicer couple and family. I’m so sorry for your loss, and pray that God will keep you in His loving arms. Love, Mary

Condolence from Alvah H. Ward, Jr. on January 27th, 2015 10:09 am

To Ann and family: I am so very sorry that Fred has left us, although for a much better place. Fred was very much a part of my growing up experience. The nature of his smile and companionship over the years has made a impact that I will never forget. My God be close during this trying time.
Alvah

Condolence from John and Terry Grant on January 27th, 2015 11:35 am

My heart was truly saddened when I heard the news of Mr. Fred’s passing. Truly one of the kindest men I have met. A gentle spirit and always had a smile for you. Rest in peace Mr. Fred. May God comfort your family and close friends now and in the coming months.

Condolence from Beachcombers on January 27th, 2015 1:09 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fred was exceptional man and was “the salt of the earth”….a very fine man. We are honored and blessed to do business with a man and his family of this caliber and call them friends too.

Condolence from George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC) on January 27th, 2015 1:44 pm

Our love and sympathies to Fred’s family. May sweet memories bring you comfort. He was such a good person. We are blessed to have known him.

Condolence from Annie Gray-Clark on January 27th, 2015 1:52 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Fred. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Vic and Deanna Rollinson on January 27th, 2015 2:10 pm

So sorry for your loss, we will miss Fred, he was such a friendly person. Love and prayers to you Ann and the family

Condolence from Faye Lewark Daniels on January 27th, 2015 2:37 pm

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Condolence from Martha Pearce Cain on January 27th, 2015 2:59 pm

Dear Miss Ann and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Fred was such a kind man. I loved sitting on the front stoop listening to him share his thoughts and advice. He always had a good word for everyone. I pray that God will wrap his arms around all of you and give you comfort.
Martha

Condolence from Bibber on January 27th, 2015 9:13 pm

Thoughts and prayers for your family. When I think of Fred, it brings a smile much like the one he shared whenever I would see him. He was truly one of Roanoke Island’s finest.

Condolence from Harry Nathan Niser on January 28th, 2015 9:51 am

My heartfelt condolences to a wonderful family! I only met and talked with Mr. Fred twice that I can remember over the years. Both times he certainly impressed me as a wonderful person…..so very kind, and caring. I pray for the comforting love and embraces of our Lord Jesus all over the family and friends during this difficult time.

Condolence from C.P. “Buster” Nunemaker, III on January 28th, 2015 9:59 am

May God’s love help the entire Wescott through this time. Fred was an important part of my life. My deepest sympathy to each of you.

Condolence from Outer Banks Heart Center on January 28th, 2015 10:17 am

We are so sorry to hear about one of our favorite patients. We always enjoyed him coming in and talking with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. He will surely be missed.

Condolence from Buddy Creef on January 28th, 2015 4:48 pm

So sorry to hear this news. My love and prayers to all of you. He will truly be missed by many.

Condolence from Debra Remaley on January 28th, 2015 7:20 pm

so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Robby and Betsy Robinson on January 29th, 2015 10:42 am

Dear Freddy and Ellen ~ we were so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We are sending love and prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Lu Ann Lewis Barber on January 29th, 2015 1:41 pm

I was sorry to hear of Mr Fred’s passing. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers. May God give you strength and comfort in this difficult time.

Condolence from Jack Cahoon, Jr. on January 30th, 2015 9:18 am

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Fred. He was a special person. Please accept our condolences and know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Jack and Priscilla Cahoon

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