William Fred Munger
William Fred Munger, 80, of Highlands, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital.
Born in Macon County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late William Jesse and Lona Crane Munger.
Mr. Munger retired from the U.S. Forest Service. He worked for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department and worked as a police officer; was elected to serve on the Macon County Board of Commissioners and retired as a volunteer fireman in Highlands. He was a member of Highlands First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Madge Ruth Owens Munger; two daughters, Patricia Barnes (Toby) of Clayton and Gloria Munger of Highlands; one son, Rick Munger (Sheila) of Clayton; nine grandchildren; 25 great‑grandchildren, and three brothers, Andy Munger (Gail) of Seneca, South Carolina, John Munger (Freda) of Clayton and Jim Munger (Peggy) of Franklin, North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Henry; a grandson, Richard Jackson Henry; two sisters, Ann Holley and Martha Owens and a brother, Gene Munger.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. in Highlands First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Oliver Rice and Rusty Wolfrey officiating. Burial followed in Highlands Memorial Park. Harrison Adams, Benji Barnes, Mitchell Gerrells, Casey Barnes, James Plemmons, Toby Barnes, Joe Munger and John Shearl served as pallbearers. The family received friends Saturday from 2‑4 p.m., prior to the service at the church.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory was serving the Munger family. Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Sept. 8, 2016