Fred Blue

Born:                December 22, 1957
Died:                September 11, 2013

Turtle Years:   1987 – 2013
Section:            Baritone

A Turtle’s Tribute:

George Frederick Blue, 55, of Dallas, passed away Sept. 11, 2013.

Born Dec. 22, 1957, in Kosciusko, MS., Fred was the son of William Edward Blue and Evelyn Blue. He attended the University of North Alabama, where he played in the marching band and earned a B.S. in marketing finance in 1980. After working in sales and printing, he joined Unisource Worldwide, Inc. in 1984 and had a successful career as a manager in information technology and supply chain logistics.
Fred loved to travel and was a licensed pilot. A member of the Rainbow Flyers Pilots Association for 10 years, he flew as far north as Toronto, and as far south as Brownsville, TX. He combined his love for flying and his altruistic spirit by making volunteer Angel Flights to transport patients and their families to medical care facilities.

Passionate about music and the arts since childhood, Fred was a member of the Turtle Creek Chorale for 8 years and served a term as the organization’s board Secretary. He also supported Drum Corps International and was a talented photographer.

Preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Beverly, Fred is survived by his loving partner of 27 years, Robert McWilliams; brothers, W. E. Blue, Jr. of Brandon, MS., and Harry Blue, and wife Vicky of Phoenix, AZ.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14th at the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs, Dallas, 75235, with Rev. Dr. Dawson Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the Turtle Creek Chorale (214.526.3214) in Fred’s memory.

A Turtle’s History

Fred joined the Chorale in 1987 and stayed unil 1989.

He rejoined in 2009.

He was an officer and a board member during the 9th season of the Chorale.

His partner, Robert McWilliams, also sings in the chorale.

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