Fred W. Renwick Jr. passed away from renal failure at his home on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, surrounded by his family. Fred was born on March 27, 1933, in Nevada, to Fred W. Renwick Sr. and Sedda Borgaeus Renwick. He was a lifelong resident of Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1951. He was a member of the Nevada High School rifle team, attaining Marksman status in his competition. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann (Jody) Adams on Feb. 21, 1952 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2006. Fred and Jody both attended Fort Scott Community College, where she did all of his assignments for him. He joined his father at Renwick Insurance Agency after his college career and worked there until his retirement several years ago.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church, BPO Elks Lodge No. 564, a former member of Stulz Lake Hunting Club, and the Quack Shack Hunting Club in Lake township. He served on the Nevada City Council in the late '60s and early '70s. He also served as a Director of Citizens State Bank and it's successors. He enjoyed a long time association with the 9 O'clock Coffee Club. He was a private pilot, owning an aircraft before a vehicle, logging in excess of 5,000 flight hours and attaining a commercial rating. He was also an avid collector of old military vehicles with a stable of jeeps and other vintage military equipment dating from World War II and Korea.
Fred is survived by two sons, Fred W. (Butch) Renwick III, and his wife Barbara, and Patrick M. Renwick and his wife Susan, all of Nevada; four grandchildren, Leigh Weatherspoon, Harrisonville, Mo., Chasidee Hutchison, Ryan Renwick, and Kylie Renwick, all of Nevada; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Fred W. (Bill) Renwick IV.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada, with John Flynn officiating.
Friends may call now and until 1 p.m., on Saturday, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the F.W. (Bill) Renwick Scholarship fund or Vernon County Cancer Relief, both in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.
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