Fred Montgomery passed away of natural causes at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home in Cadiz.
Fred was born on July 7, 1938, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Niles Montgomery and Wilhelmina Webber Montgomery.
Fred Montgomery was a member of Canton Baptist Church where he served as sound director. He sang base in the Singing Witnesses Quartet. He was a retired electrical contractor and former owner of Holland Electric Co. in Hopkinsville.
He graduated from Central High School in Florence, Ala., in 1956 and attended Florence State University. In addition, Fred was a United States Army veteran. He attended basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C., and Military Patrol School at Fort Gordon, Ga.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Montgomery and Alan Montgomery; sister Flora Gehrig; daughter, Amy Michelle Montgomery; and grandson, Alex Ward.
Mr. Fred Montgomery is survived by his wife of 48 years, Myra Montgomery of Cadiz; two sisters, Judy Haddock (and husband James) of Florence, Ala. and Patricia Hagan of Lancaster; one son, Bob Montgomery (and wife Sherri) of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; three daughters, Kelly Stanhope (and husband Greg) of Florence, Ala., Lisa Boren of Cadiz and LeAnn Adcock (and husband Troy) of West Chester, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Mallory Stanhope, Hunt Stanhope, Meagan and Jared White, Kayla Danielle Boren, Julie and Michael Meade, Peyton Adcock, Caleb Adcock, Max and Jessica Ward; and four great-grandchildren, Audrey Elizabeth White, Jonas Alexander White, Isabella Ward and Hayden Robbins.
Serving as pallbearers were Hunt Stanhope, Max Ward, Peyton Adcock, Caleb Adcock, Jared White and Michael Meade. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Bayes, Barry Littlejohn, Alan Clemmons, Larry Hill, Woody Littlejohn, Jerry Simons and Dan Turner.
Music was provided by Shari Littlejohn, vocalist; Betty Oakley, organist and Clarissa King, pianist.
Memorial donations may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.