Frederick Anthony Roth

Published 12:47 pm Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mr. Frederick Anthony Roth, 89, of Park Avenue, Mocksville, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at Bermuda Commons in Advance.

He was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Flushing, N.Y. to the late Frederick William and Maria Silano Roth. Upon completion of high school, he entered into the U.S. Army Infantry and served during World War II, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He attended Pratt Institute and Brooklyn Polytech. He worked for Shell Oil Co. as district engineer for 25 years. He also worked for the Department of Defense (Navy) as a facility engineer. Upon retiring in Florida, he moved to Hayesville, and was active in volunteer activities there such as founding Sweetwater Community Center and Sweetwater Community Park, shared his singing talent by singing with the Singing Disciples Men’s Chorus and was president of the Chatuge Investment Club. Fred and wife Marie moved to Mocksville in October of 2004, where he had been active in the Davie County Singing Seniors, First Methodist Church Choir, Master Mason of Mocksville Masonic Lodge 134 AF&AM, was a 32 degree Scottish Rite and a member of Eastern Star Chapter Clemmons.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Holfels.

Survivors: his wife, Marie Benge Craig Roth of the home; a son, Michael Roth of Asheville; a daughter, Regina (Greg) Scala; 2 grandchildren, Megan and Kevin Scala, all of Maitland, Fla.; and 2 stepsons, Lee Craig (Kathy) and their six children; and Ray Craig.

A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 28 at New Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Routh officiating, with military honors conducted by the Veterans of Foreign War Memorial Honor Guard and full Masonic Graveside Rites. The family received friends Sunday, Dec. 27 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Prayers and Squares, c/o First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville.