Remembering Chester Fredricks

A funeral service celebrating the life of Chester Fredricks, 90, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Coushatta, LA, with Bro. Eric McBride officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Saline, LA. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the funeral home.

Mr. Fredricks was born on June 13, 1933, in Winn Parish, LA to Henry and Myrtle Fredricks and passed away October 8, 2023, at home in Saline, LA. Chester was a Legend when it came to fishing. He spent 78 years of his life as a fishing guide on Black Lake. At the age of 12, he guided for 50 cents a day. He walked a large part of Black Lake before there was even water. To all that knew Chester, loved him. He was a jokester. He never met a stranger. Most of all he loved his family. Chester and Judy just celebrated their 49th Wedding Anniversary. He loved his “Lady Bug”, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Fredricks was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Audrey Jordan and Glenda Jordan. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Judy “Lady Bug” Fredricks; children, Cherry Fredricks Perkins and husband, Ken, Connie Shoemaker and husband, Charlie, Charles Joiner and wife, Penny, Clint Joiner and wife, Pam, and Charlotte Irvin and husband, Kenny; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Herchel Fredricks.

Honoring Mr. Fredricks as pallbearers will be Charles Joiner, Kenny Irvin, Joseph Irvin, Clint Joiner, Chris Joiner and Colorado Green. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Johnny Muckleroy, Durwood Wilson, Charlie Shoemaker, Josh Strother, Peyton Joiner, Steven Smith, Michael Coffey and Michael Shamburger.

The family would like to give special thanks to Haley at Natchitoches Hospice and Victoria with Home Health.