Born May 19, 1927 in Evanston Illinois, Fred grew up there to the age of 11. During 1936 and 1937, his parents, Percival and Ruth Case along with sisters Henrietta and Helen moved to ranch land in Schleicher county that his father and uncle had inherited. There
he home schooled for a while and then attended school in Mertzon Texas, Eldorado High School and then Shriner Institute in Kerville.
He joined the Navy toward the end of World War II where he was a Pharmacist Mate and Hospital Corpsman. Many of his favorite stories were of his time in the Navy.
After his honorable discharge he returned to the family ranch operation to raise Registered Herefords and Ramboulet sheep. He took great pride in the quality of his cattle.
On August 24, 1953 he married Laura Mae Nicholson (Nicky) who lived in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their honeymoon was the drive to Texas where there was a seven year drought in progress. Through all that they had two children, Peter and Caroline who both reside in Eldorado today.
He was a member of the Masons. He served as President and director of the Concho Hereford Association along with serving as a director of the Texas Hereford Association. His reputation as a registered Hereford breeder was well known and appreciated by cattlemen all over the state.
Aside from his family and ranching operation he was a devoted member, director and president of the Southwest Texas Electric Co-op. He understood the importance of rural electrification and the challenges it faces. Much of his time and energy was spent pursuing the members interest pertaining to their power needs.
He enjoyed photography, traveling, jazz, laughing and being with friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his father Percival F. Case, nephew John Adams, mother Ruth M. Case and sister Henrietta Case.
He is survived by his wife Laura Nicholson Case (Nicky), son Peter F. Case, Pete’s wife Angela Russell Case both of Eldorado, their children Tiffany Loyd , Tiffany’s husband Stephen Loyd both of Gouldbusk, and Kayla Case of Austin. Also, daughter Caroline Ruth Case Hight, her husband Kenneth Hight both of Eldorado, their children Kimberly M. Hight Witter and Kimberly’s husband Michael Witter, their children Kendal and Cadence, their daughter Julie A. Hight, her children Jaxon and Ryley. His sister Helen Brigham of Solomons, Maryland.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Eldorado, Texas.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.