Frederick Waalk, 92, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be on Friday, April 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories Stateroom. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories and entombment at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Fred was born on Oct. 29, 1924, the son of Guy and Mabel (Reidel) Waalk. He proudly served his country in World War II aboard the submarine the USS Cod and on the USS Proteus. "Poppy Fred" loved being busy and helping with any project. He enjoyed old Westerns, and telling stories of his war service and his youth. He was a loving father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, DeLoris; his parents; his brothers, George and John; and sister, Mary.
Left to cherish Fred's memories are his daughter, Mickie (William) Wallace of Jacksonville, Fla.; his grandchildren, Kristin (Mike) Morrison and Thomas Wallace (fiancee Lena) of Jacksonville; and his great-grandson, Devin Collins. He also is survived by his dear sister, Mabel May Duke; and many loving nieces and nephews and friends.
Memorials in Fred's honor may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.