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John August “Pete” Frederick,86,Orange


Last updated 3/31/2020 at Noon

John August “Pete” Frederick, 86, of Orange, passed away on March 30, 2020, in Beaumont.

Born in Mauriceville, Texas, on May 12, 1933, he was the son of Edmond Harry Frederick Sr., and Lena Pauline Peveto Frederick.

A lifelong resident of Mauriceville, Pete lived on the property homesteaded by his ancestors. He met and married the love of his life, Betty Jean Thornton Frederick and from then on, his lifelong mission became being the best husband and father he could be. Together, Pete and Betty were the best parents to their children and put their family unit above all else. As a family they enjoyed eating dinner together every night, praying together, and spending time at the lake. He served in the U.S. Army, worked in the oil field and later served as maintenance director for the LC-M school district.

A Godly man, Pete served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a lifelong member and a deacon at Mauriceville FBC. He modeled so clearly what it means to love and care for your family and provide for them. He was loyal to friends, faithful to God and available to those in need of help.

Pete was widely known for his love of restoring vintage cars, drag racing, and was the patriarch of Passion Racing Team. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, and his lifelong affinity for driving convertibles. If it went fast – he was all in. He had the ability to repair practically anything.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Harry Frederick Sr. and Lena Pauline Peveto Frederick; his brother Casey Edmond Frederick, his sister Pauline Frederick Stephenson; and wife of 43 years, Betty Jean Thornton Frederick.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his children, Edmond Guinn Frederick and fiancé Shelley Barlow, Linda Frederick Craft and fiancé Butch Campbell, Lisa Frederick Ross and husband Randall; his brother Edmond Harry Frederick, Jr .; his longtime companion Nova Dee Strickland; grandchildren Misty Dawne Frederick Lowe, Micah Addison Craft, Betty Jean Frederick, John Logan Craft; and five great granddaughters. Also left to cherish his memory is his precious fur baby Dolly.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be John Peveto, John Matthews, and John Logan Craft.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mauriceville FBC Building Fund, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at


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