Fred McPherson, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on December 8, 2015, at the age of 89.
Fred was born to Charles and Susie McPherson on February 27th, 1926 in Crandon, Wisconsin. He was one of 12 siblings. He spent his growing up years in Wisconsin and graduated from High School.
In order to provide for his large family he joined the US Army after graduation. He served in WW11 from October 1944 until he was Honorably Discharged in June of 1946. His service included the South Pacific and Okinawa, Japan.
Later on he drove taxis and trucks and after 32 years of excellent driving, he retired at the age of 59 from Greyhound Bus Lines.
He lived in Camp Verde, Arizona over the last 30 years and was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion Post 93 and the VFW Post 6739. He served as Commander for both posts and also the Men's Auxiliary and later served on the Color Guard. Fred was kind to everyone he met and he loved his family deeply. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Fred is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Barbara McPherson.
He is survived by his brother Ray McPherson of Holbrook, Arizona; his 4 children Donnita Jean Franco of Camp Verde, Arizona, Linda Dianne Harvey of Flagstaff, Arizona, Kenneth Dale McPherson of Canon City, Colorado and Fred William McPherson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 10 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bueler Funeral Home in Camp Verde Arizona 10:00 AM Saturday, December 12th. There will also be viewings on Friday, December 11th from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
After the Memorial Service there will be a Family Reception at the American Legion Post 93 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. At a future date, his ashes will be laid to rest at Middle Verde Cemetery next to his wife Barbara.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project Fund.
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