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Originally published: 2013-08-27 15:14:43
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Fred Daniel Gragg

Mr. Fred Daniel Gragg, 75, passed away Aug. 26, 2013, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1938, in Boone, to the late S. S. and Enice Moretz Gragg. He was a member and deacon at Old Town Baptist Church, and previously attended Becks Baptist and South Fork Baptist Churches all in Winston-Salem.

After graduating from Appalachian High School, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years (1957-1959) including his time aboard the USS Prichett. After serving his country, he graduated in 1963 from Appalachian State Teachers College. He played semi-pro baseball and enjoyed teaching science and coaching in Forsyth and Yadkin Counties for 34 years. His passion was his family, grandkids, friends, cycling, softball, and bowling. Mr. Gragg volunteered consistently at the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and for his church.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend lovingly known by his children and grandchildren as "Pop." He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenny Gragg and Bill Gragg and Bill's wife, Mary Ann.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Martha Gragg, and her two children, Christopher and Rebecca Reel; two sons, Mark Gragg and his wife, Jennifer, and four grandkids, and Robert Gragg and wife, Melissa, and two grandkids; a sister-in-law, Andrea Patterson and husband, Jim, and their son, Jordan and a sister-in-law, Opal Ragan Gragg.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Old Town Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Speas officiating. Inurnment will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Red Cross, 690 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106, or the Second Harvest Food Bank, 3655 Reed St., Winston-Salem, NC 27107.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.hayworth-miller.com.