Fred Sherman Salter

Published 5:27 pm Friday, July 9, 2010

Mr. Fred Sherman Salter, 72, of Atmore died on Thursday, July 8, 2010 in a Mobile hospital. He was a native of Burnt Corn and a former resident of Brewton. He was a 1955 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked for Container Corporation for 39 years until his retirement in 1998. He served on the Escambia County Board of Education for twelve years, was President of the Pollard McCall PTO, a member of the Civitans for many years and served on the McCall Water Board. He was also a long time member of the Atmore American Legion. He was an active member of Brewton Pentecostal Holiness Church for 47 years, where he served as a deacon and treasurer. He helped build churches and church schools during missionary trips to Costa Rica and Guatemala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Andrew and Gussie Idonia Salter; his older sister Thelma Salter; and his brother Reginald Wesley (Bud) Salter.

Mr. Salter is survived by Dr. Frances DeLaine Byrd Salter, his wife of 47 years; their son, Fred (Theresa) Sherman Salter, Jr. of Brewton; and three grandchildren, Ashley Megan Nall, Stephen Andrew Salter, and Jonah Isaiah Pate; two great-grandchildren, Trever Alan Nall and Jordan Elizabeth Salter; and one sister, Wylmogene Hart of Brewton.

Visitation will be held at Petty Eastside Chapel on Saturday, July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Funeral services will be on Sunday, July 11 at 3 p.m. at Brewton Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Byrnes Pitts. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton with Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing.