OBITUARY: Fred W. Wakefield, Jr.

Capt. Fred W. Wakefield, Jr., age 78 of Columbia, Tennessee, went to be with the
Lord on Jan. 28, 2018.

He was born in Lorain, Ohio, to the late Frederick W. Wakefield and Bernadette Parsons. He attended Yale University where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a M.A. in English. He also attended Northwestern University where he earned an M.A. in Journalism. Prior to his service as a Salvation Army officer, he worked as a news editor for WGN in Chicago. He was commissioned as a Salvation Army Officer on Jan. 27, 1993, he served as a Salvation Army officer and pastor in Sedalia, Missouri, Mattoon, Illinois, Chillicothe, Missouri, and served on the service extension board in Rolla, Missouri. He was a member of the Kiwanas Club of Rolla, Missouri, and a member of the prison ministry team in Licking, Missouri. At the time of his death he was a member of the Salvation Army Nashville Citadel Corps in Madison, Tennessee. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 25 years, Carol Joyce Wakefield; children, Gregory Corbin (Angela) Wakefield and Mare Elizabeth (Nomad Ovunc) Wakefield; step-children, Richard Christopher (Kim) Cooper, Jolinda Kaye Cooper, Terrill Anne Sutphin and Wendy Marie (Jimmy Lee) Parsons; sister, Molly (Charles) Milner and 11 grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, with Lt. Col. Mickey McLaren, Lt. Col. Charles White and Pastor Tim Romero officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Moreschi and Mike Mondary. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Central Territory Music Dept, Capt. Fred Wakefield Memorial Vocal Scholarship, 5550 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 or Calvary Chapel in Columbia, Tennessee.


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