Ernest Eugene Fredrick of Grove died Thursday, June 28, 2007, after a short battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Fredrick was born April 5, 1923, in Oilton to Joel and Blanche (Renfro) Fredrick .

He joined the Navy in 1942 and retired in 1963 after serving as a Chief Petty Officer. He married Betty Georgia Fredrick on April 2, 1945 in South Gate, Ga. She survives, of the home.

After retiring from the military, Mr. Fredrick moved to Tahlequah with his family where he worked at Northeastern Oklahoma State University for 15 years as an electrician. In 1982, the Fredricks moved to Nevada where they spent the 25 years before moving to Grove.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Fredrick is survived by his wife; six children, James Fredrick and his wife Lynn of Oak Park, Ill., Karen Phelps and her husband Claude of Wheat Ridge, Co., Michael Fredrick and his wife Bonnie of Berryville, Ark., Bonnie Jennings of Ft. Smith, Ark., Robert Fredrick and his wife Tracey of Olympia, Wash., and Scott Fredrick and wife Peggy of Grove, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Jim Thomas of the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.