Fred D. Nolen, Jr.

Died: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020


No services to be held


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Fred D. Nolen, Jr.  CHAPIN, SC – Fred Nolen received his angel wings on February 22, 2020, at the young age of 93. Born in Spartanburg, SC, he was a son of the late Fred and Gladys Nolen

 

Fred never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his love of Weiner dogs; funny, and sometimes shocking, sense of humor; his willingness to help those in need; and his bigger than life personality.  Granddaughter Margie said it best, “The value of a person’s life is measured by the number of people they touch in living it.  Thank you, granddaddy, for always being our champion!

 

Fred wore many hats during his life and was previously employed by Jeffers McGill and served as manager of several gas stationwhere he is fondly remembered for giving credit when customers were unable to pay.  He also served proudly in the Army and Merchant Marines. When Fred was not working, he could be found riding his golf cart with his beloved dogs, watching NASCAR races and Gamecock footballand talking on the phone and/or visiting in-person with all those he loved.  

 

Fred was a kind man who cared deeply about others as is evident by all his friends and loved ones.  He is survived by his beloved wife Margiedaughters Cindy Calcutt and Marsha Moore; brother Jimmy; grandchildren Allison Allison, Ashlea Williams, Brian Allewine, Chris Turner, Jeffrey Turner, Margie Williamson, Mike Turner, Paige Qualtebaum, and Stephanie Hopper.  He also has numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a loving neighbor Brad Davis who he loved as a son.  Fred was predeceased by son Wally Jonesdaughter Pat Turner, and sister Clara McGill.

 

Per Fred’s wishes, a Celebration of Life cookout will be held for his loved ones.   April date and details to be announced.  

 

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Bob Jacoby
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
Rest high on that mountain, Mr. Fred, I haven’t known you that long, but was fortunate enough to share some unforgettable moments I’ll cherish forever. God speed my friend.

Marie Rich
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
So sad to hear about Fred He had a special place in my heart
Gamecock football and visiting my restaurant Frank’s Market then running into him in Chapin. He was loved by all whom knew him
Prayers sent to Margie and family

Nancy and Steve Hendley
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
My heart is breaking for all of you! Prayers. Hold on to your wonderful memories of Fred - he will be missed by anyone that knew him , truly one of a kind. Nancy and Steve Hendley

Terrie Shealy Mayer
   Posted Wed February 26, 2020
Miss Margie and family.....to say that my daddy and Johnny and I LOVED FRED NOLEN is a huge understatement. He made us laugh OUT-LOUD so very many times over the forty-something years we were blessed to know him. His personality and PLAIN FUN will FOREVER remain in our hearts. And he gave me SO MUCH HELL about our CLEMSON TIGERS, that I almost converted JUST to make him happy.

LORD! He was SUCH a GRAND MAN to know and to love.
Remember the FUN.
Remember the LOVE.
Remember the BULL$HIT.
Most of all, remember that he made many of our days much happier.

May the LORD bless each of you.

My sincere sympathy,
Terrie Shealy Mayer
( old Chapin Red&White and FOODLAND of CHAPIN)

Deborah cox
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
My condolences and sympathy, Margie and family. Fred will be missed, riding the neighborhood in his golf cart, stopping in the road to visit neighbors and friends he could tell a good story and kept up with what was going on around the area. Always had a smile. RIP, Fred.

Daune Walker
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
I met Fred as a young girl through my dad Bill Davis. Both of them loved Lake Murray and we were there every chance we could. Fred loved children and was like a second daddy to me, He always made sure I was having fun swimming, boating or skiing! He had a “house in progress” That my family would visit. All I can remember is four walls! Those were some of the best times of my childhood, I was able to reconnect with Fred later in life, but sadly God had other plans for him. I love you Fred and I will miss you!

Tony Walker
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
I’m gonna miss my ole buddy and all of his stories and funnies. We love ya buddy but will never forget ya.

Jane Bryant from Lake Panasoffkee FL
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
I met Mr. Fred & Mrs Margie in Lake Panasoffkee FL. He was always smiling and telling jokes. I always thought so much of him, we would race Golfcart’s. I always beat him but he would come up with some funny excuse why he loss! Loved him so much. I am sure glad I had the the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers to his family. 😢🙏💔
My sincere Condolences! ❤️