ADAMS, NY — Fred J. Amos Jr., 88, Adams, died Sunday morning, March 24, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Piddock Funeral Home Inc, Adams. His funeral services will be held later in the week at the Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City TN, followed by the burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lenoir City, TN.
Local arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home Inc, Adams.
Fred was born March 18, 1931, in Lenoir City, TN, a son of Fred J. and Bess (Whittaker) Amos Sr. He attended school in Lenoir City. In 1950 he joined the Army National Guard and was stationed at the former Pine Camp, now Fort Drum, and was discharged in 1954.
He worked construction locally, drove tractor trailer and worked at New York Air Brake and the former Fischercast Plant in Watertown as a tool and die maker. He retired in 1999.
Fred married Beverly Mehaffy of Copenhagen. The marriage ended in divorce. He later married Ruth Ackerman of Adams on July 11, 1988. The couple lived in Adams all their married life.
Surviving besides his wife Ruth, are three sons Malvin (Kathy) Amos, Copenhagen, Edward (Stacey) Amos, Rutland, Craig Amos, Lenoir City, TN; four daughters, Valerie (Jack) Hall, Limerick, Marlene (Frank) Filmer, Lenoir City, TN, Darlene (Ron) Mundy, Liverpool, Dawn Beyer, Watertown; two step sons Kevin (Tina) Ackerman, Adams, Kent (Renee) Ackerman, Adams; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers Tom Amos, Chattanooga, TN, Larry (Linda) Amos, Gainesboro, TN; one sister Jane (Arthur) Hyde, Knoxville, TN and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Amos; a sister, Margaret Pickle and a son, Marvin Amos.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He was a life member at the Adams American Legion Don Rounds Post 586, Adams.
Donations may be made in his memory to the American Legion Don Rounds Post 586, 10 South Main St, Adams, NY 13605.
Condolences may be made at www.piddockfuneralhome.com