Mr. August Frederick "Fred" Tears, age 74, of Cedartown, GA, passed away Tuesday evening, May 12, 2020.
Fred was born in Ellenville, NY, on June 25, 1945, son of the late George Michael Tears and Catherine Mary Delamater Tears. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Fred was a member of the American Legion Post 86 of Cedartown and a member of Connect Missionary Baptist Church. Prior to retirement in 1999, he was a medical technician with South Florida Medical Equipment. For a period of time he was a carpenter and painter. For many years Fred was a Boy Scout leader, always helping the youth of his area learn and grow.
Fred is survived by his wife, Florence M. Tears, whom he married November 9, 1963; three sons and daughter-in-law, Christopher Tears of Loxahatchee, FL, Frederick C. and Sara Tears of Lake Worth, FL, and Justin English of Cedartown, five grandchildren, Zachary Tears, Zoe Tears, Abigail Tears, Amber English and Marley English; one sister, Christine Horner of Virginia; two brothers, Michael Tears of Napanoch, NY, and Timothy Tears, of North Carolina.
In keeping with his wishes, Fred will be cremated, and a memorial service will be planned for a later date.
The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. August Frederick "Fred" Tears.