Born: August 07, 1940
Died: November 03, 2012
DR. MICHAEL FREDERICK
ADA-Services for Dr. Michael Frederick, 72, Ada, are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Refuge Church, 1001 Tipton Terrace, Ada, Rev. Jay Bean will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Francis. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Dr. Frederick died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at his home. He was born August 7, 1940 in Muncie, Indiana to Cleo Von Eric Frederick and Fannie Mae Ring Frederick. He attended grade schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and graduated from high school in Colton, California in 1959. He graduated from L.I.F.E Bible College in Los Angeles, California in February, 1964. In August, 1968, he graduated from the Spanish Language Institute in Guadalajara, Mexico (an extension of Stanford University, California). He received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Los Angeles, California.
He married Lolita Jean Gurney on June 22, 1963 in Los Angeles. Dr. Frederick was a Pastor and Missionary, serving as an Associate Pastor in Victorville, CA from February 1963-February 1964. He was a Missionary in San Pedro Sula, Honduras from March 1964-July 1965; Pastor at Bremerton, WA from September 1965-September 1967; a Missionary in Panama, October 1968-September 1970; Ecuador, September 1970-December 1970; and Argentina from December 1970-December 1990. He and his family moved to the Ada area in December 1990 from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr. Frederick was the Pastor/Founder of Victory Life Fellowship, now known as The Refuge in Ada from February 1991 – 2006. He was a substitute teacher at Byng and Latta Junior High and High Schools from August 2007 – April 2011. Dr. Frederick was affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
Survivors include his wife, Lolita Frederick, of the home; four daughters, Brenda Truett and husband Denny, Leahna West and husband Don, Debra Truett and husband Terry and Rebecca Lambert and husband Jesse; his grandchildren, Michelle Truett Meadows and husband Chad, Justin Truett and wife Katelyn, Nicolle Truett, Dylan, Brittany and Tiffany West, Kendra, Alan, Nathan and Jordan Truett, and Asher Lambert; a sister, Peggy Barlow, Fontana, CA; two brothers, Gary Frederick, Dewey, AZ, and Greg Frederick, Ephrata, WA; his mother-in-law, Vonitta Gurney-Boylan; and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bruce Frederick.
Bearers will be his sons-in-law, Denny Truett, Don West, Terry Truett, Jesse Lambert; and his grandsons, Justin Truett and Dylan West. Honorary bearers will be the Byng Lady Pirates Basketball Team and Team Alumni and Coaches.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada