Saturday, July 15th, 1933 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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ADDISON, Fred J. age 87 of Dayton, OH departed this life Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He was born July 15, 1933 in Clover, S. C. to the late Will Kilgo Addison and Marjorie (Bines) Addison. He attended Green Bethel High School in NC, enlisted in the US Air Force and served honorably for 21 years. After retiring he continued to serve the government an additional 20 years as a Civil Service Flight Line Supervisor at WPAFB. He was preceded in death by; (2) daughters, Phyllis DeVaughn and Wendy Jarvis-Kennedy; (2) sisters, Martha Ann Lawton and Mary Cunningham; (6) brothers, Morris, Thomas, Will Louis, Jim, James “JD” and Kilgore Addison. He is survived by; his wife of 26 years, Sarah P. Addison; (4) daughters, Valerie (Michael) Williams, Iris (Lawrence) Grier, Yolanda (Paul) Salaam-Addison and Tara Addison; (1) son, Winfred “Wayne” (Jimmie) Addison; former wife and mother of seven children, Julia Addison; (2) step-daughters, Sandra (Charles) Caesar and Sheila Morgan; (1) step-son, Norvain (Yvonne) Morgan; (1) son-in-law, Thomas DeVaughn; (17) grandchildren, (22) great grandchildren and (2) great, great grandchildren; (1) brother, Dock (Saundra) Addison; sister-in-law, Inez Addison; brother-in-law, Henry Lawton; devoted nephew, Curtis Cunningham; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other family and friends including a devoted family friend, James Moore. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave, Trotwood, OH with Rev. Dr. William E. Harris, Jr., Eulogist and Elder Terri Fancher, Officiating. Final Disposition: Cremation, followed by Inurnment at a later date, Dayton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM, and request no more than 50 attendees for the funeral. Masks and social distancing are required. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would please consider a donation in memoriam to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the USO, the American Heart Association, or the Humane Society of Greater Dayton - all causes which held importance in Fred's life.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave.
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
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  • Funeral service

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 2:00pm
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave.
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 2:30pm
    Dayton National Cemetery
    4400 W. Third Street
    Dayton, Ohio 45428
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Mattie GrierPennington

Posted at 07:17pm
To the Addison Family our deepest and most sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We are praying that God's love enfolds you and comforts you through this time. May the memories within your heart help to soothe you. With heartfelt sympathy, The Grier, Pennington, and Talley Family

Deanna Matthews

Posted at 01:57pm
Aunt Sarah and Sandy we’re so deeply sorry for your loss. He is at peace and we will continue to lift the family in prayers.
Pearl Lightfoot and Deanna Matthews

Gary Speckhard

Posted at 10:44am
My deepest sympathy,
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Jenn Walker

Posted at 04:01pm
Sandi-Thinking of you and your family. Love always, Jenn
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