Frederick 'Fred' Fonda Jr.
Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:05am
Funeral services for Frederick “Fred” Fonda Jr., 88, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest. Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be provided by the Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84, the Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15, and Grant-Reeves VFW Post No. 7720.
Mr. Fonda died Monday, June 13, 2016, following a short illness.
Born Nov. 3, 1927, in San Francisco, California, to the late Frederick Martin Fonda, Sr. and Frances Higgins Fonda, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Fonda.
Mr. Fonda was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having proudly served his country during World War II. Mr. Fonda was a retired mechanical engineer with Scientific Atlanta. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia.
Mr. Fonda is survived by his sons: Kenneth Fonda, of Conyers, and Clifford Fonda, of Sugar Tree, Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law: Carl and Deanne Fonda, of Seaford, Delaware; grandchildren: George Fonda, David Fonda, William Fonda, Jennifer Fonda, Abigail Fonda; and great-grandchildren: Kylie Doughty, Charlotte Fonda and Wesley Fonda.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia, P.O. Box 165, Cornelia, Georgia 30531.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory, North Chapel, 245 Central Ave., Demorest.