It is with much
sadness and sorrow we
will try to
attempt to write
the obituary of Fred B. Starnes. Fred was
born on May 15,
1930 in Scott County, Virginia to the
late Elbert N.
and Ruby Quillen Starnes. God called
Fred home on July
7, 2005 at his home in Gray, Tennessee,
after a long
battle with cancer.
Fred was a retired coal miner, member of
U.M.W.A. and a member
of the Baptist
He was married to Imogene Conley Starnes for
57 years. Surviving,
other than his
wife, are five daughters, Fredia Jean (James)
Looney of Elkhorn
City, KY, Susan (Glen) Miller and Rebecca
Duggar, both of
London, Kentucky, Debbie Jones (Johnnie) of
Kentucky, and Tiffinani Starnes, at home; three sons,
(Darlene) Starnes of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Allen
Starnes of Gray, Tennessee, and Tommy Lee (Lisa) Starnes
of Piney Flats,
Tennessee; four brothers, Ray Starnes, Howard Glen
Starnes, and Lester Starnes; one sister, Kathleen Starnes
Bowers; and 12
grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Fred was preceded
in death by 3 grandchildren, Dana Allen
Christopher Brian Jones, and Michael Dewayne Jones, and
grandson, Charles Wizz Miller.
Fred spent most of his time with friends and
family. We feel that
Fred is at rest
where there is no pain or troubles to come about. The
family feels our
loss is Heaven’s gain.
I come to the end of my
I travel my last weary mile,
forget if you can, that I
only remember the smile,
unkind words I have spoken,
some good I have
I ever had heartache
remember I had loads of fun,
I’ve stumbled and blundered
sometimes fell by the way,
I have fought some hard
won, ere the close of the day.
forget to grieve for my going,
would not have you sad for a day,
in summer just gather some
remember the place where I lay,
come in the shade of evening.
the sun paints the sky in the
for a few moments beside me
remember only my best.
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