Fred A. Pettygrove

September 1, 1929 - June 1, 2008
Fred A. Pettygrove

Fred A. Pettygrove, 78 of Hampstead, passed away Sunday June 1, 2008 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.

Fred was born September 1, 1929 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Alfred and Ella Meier Pettygrove.

Fred served in the Air Force in the Korean War and was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. He worked for IBM for 32 years in various technical and management positions. While with IBM he spent 3 years in South Africa working on banking networks. He returned to the United States to work on developing the control segment of the Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS). He ended his career as Technical Sales Consultant for banking systems in the Far East and Latin America. Fred was an avid golfer and a member of Olde Pointe Country Club and Coastal Carolina Seniors. He was a member of Hampstead United Methodist Church and the Men’s Association and the Coastal Carolina Walk to Emmaus.

Fred was preceded in death by his sisters Henrietta Turner and Isabella Russell and brothers George and Bill Pledger.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Glendora Parsons Pettygrove, children Mark Pettygrove, Rancho Mirage, CA and Scott Pettygrove and wife Susan, Roanoke, VA, grandchildren Matthew Pettygrove, Alexander Pettygrove and Jillian Pettygrove, sister Ann Glodowski, Reno, NV, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Hampstead United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Hampstead United Methodist Church, Pettygrove Memorial Fund, 15395 Highway 17 North, Hampstead, NC 28443

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 03, 2008
    Lea Schneider says:
    Dear Glen and Family, So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. You all will remian in my prayers. DeColores. In Christs Love, Lea

  • June 26, 2008
    Steven Auerbach & Family says:
    Dear Pettygrove Family, It was with a heavy heart that I send my condolences for your loss. Though our two families never had the opportunity to meet it was through Mark's kindness and loving personality that I believe they all felt they knew Fred (and know Glen.) It was only through the kindness of your family and especially Mark that I was able to get through the loss of my own beloved father nearly five years ago. Please know I send the same support to all of you during your time of grief. Love, Steven Auerbach

  • June 05, 2008
    SHERMA SVITZER says:
    TO MRS PETTYGROVE AND FAMILY. I LOST MY FATHER IN JANUARY AND A SISTER IN MARCH. REMEMBER THAT GOD LOVES THEM AND THEY ARE IN HIS CARE. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. SHERMA SVITZER EMMAUS WALK #20 TABLE OF MARTHA

  • June 04, 2008
    Barbara Jean Atwood says:
    My prayers, thoughts and love are sent to my cousin Glen Pettygrove and her family. So glad I got to spend a few days with Fred and Glen last May. They have always been special to me over the years.

  • June 04, 2008
    REID FLINCHUM says:
    GLEN, AND FAMILY, OUR HEART GRIEVES WITH YOU FOR YOUR LOSS..BUT GOD IS IN CHARGE...KEEPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR DAILY PRAYERS...REID AND CONNIE FLINCHUM SNEADS FERRY...