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Ivan Lowell (Red) Frederick, 89 of Mt. Lake Park, MD left this earth to be with the Lord on January 23, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 29, 1927 in Gladesville, WV. He was the son of the late Leslie A. Frederick and Bessie W (Brown) Frederick.
He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Gladesville, WV. He served in the Army Air Force from 1945 to 1946 as a radio operator. He retired in 1994 from the D&L Coal Co. as a heavy equipment operator. Red was a charter member of the Mt. Storm Lions club and was a member of the VFW Post10077 in Deer Park, MD, and the Oakland American Legion Post 71.
Red was an avid stock car driver/owner. Dirt track racing was his passion. He was 25 years old when he first started racing in 1952. He had many feature wins and championships during his racing career. Red attended as many local races as possible and traveled often to the NASCAR races. Martinsville, VA was a favorite of his. He was inducted into the Wall of Legends at Elkins Raceway in August 2015. His fans remember him for giving out candy after the races. Red was a family man and a role model for many people. He ended his racing career in 1984 driving the #52 for the late Randy McCartney, his best friend. He enjoyed going to car shows and could talk about motors and cars for hours. Red also enjoyed ice skating, roller skating, bowling, water skiing and riding motorcycles.
Red is survived by his daughter Mariam D. (Mimi) Frederick, and his son, Ivan L. (Chip) Frederick both of Oakland, MD. He is also survived by his grandchildren Dennis Rodeheaver Jr and wife Richann of Oakland, and Erin Kirchoff and husband Jerrod of Hazelton, WV and two Great-Grandchildren; Tyler Rodeheaver and Jane Kirchoff. He is also survived by several nieces, great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Maurice Frederick, Fern Frederick Mason, Leslie C. Frederick and Clarice Frederick Ervin and one great grandson, Bryson Rodeheaver
Friends will be received at the Oak Park Church of the Brethren in Oakland, MD on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 from 11A.M until 1 P.M. Funeral services will follow with the Rev.Carl Fike officiating.
Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Grafton, WV at a later date.
His family request that Memorials Donations for Red be directed to Cindy’s Fund in Oakland, MD.
Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont, WV is assisting the family with arrangements.
Oakland, MD 21550
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