A memorial services for Fredric (Fred) E. Gottlieb, 76, formerly of Waco, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church on the corner of 30th and Maple in Waco, Texas. Pastor Barry Camp will officiate the service.
Fred was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Waco. His parents were the late Robert E. Gottlieb and Annie Alyne Whately Gottlieb. He went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at a nursing home in Brownwood, Texas.
Fred graduated from Waco High and went on to play baseball and basketball for the Baylor Bears at Baylor University. He graduated from Baylor University in 1955. Fred served as an educator and an administrator of schools for a total of 36 years. He worked in the school systems of Livington, Hull-Daisettia, San Angelo, Coleman, Fort Stockton, Teague, and White Oak. He ended his 36 years in education as Director of the Rio Brazos Opportunity Learning Center in 2001.
Following his long career in education, Fred traveled with the Texas Baptist Men, participating in camp building. He was a long-standing active member of Highland Baptist Church. He participated in several mission trips to Jordan. In his ‘spare time’, he enjoyed helping others by building and/or making renovations/repairs on homes, workshops, and even the Rio Brazos Center where he worked. Fred will be remembered for his love of the Lord, his servant’s heart, his dedicated work ethic and as a stout Baylor Bear fan.
Fred was preceded in death by his father, mother and two sisters (Ferne and Bobbie). He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Beverly. He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Larry Glasson of Brownwood and his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amber Gottlieb of Plano. Fred is also survived by his two stepdaughters, Cindy Weber and her husband Leroy of La Grange and Stacey Daniel and her husband Tim of Iowa Park. Fred enjoyed a relationship with his four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Day Spring Campground Ministry, 5882 Rogers Hill Rd., West, TX 76691.
Fred’s last gift was his body to the Willed Body Program at the Southwestern Medical School for Medical Research.