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Fred Andrew Best Jr.


Fred Andrew Best Jr.

Fred Andrew Best Jr., of Pisgah Forest, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, October 3, 2015.

He was born in Swampscott, Mass. to the late Fred Andrew Best Sr. and Rena Ladd Best, and lived in Massachusetts most of his life.

He worked for the city of Lynn as a custodian in an elementary school and he loved being around the children. Prior to that, he worked at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. as a custodial supervisor and he loved the students who worked for him. He also worked for H.P. Hood & Sons, doing home delivery, and for Cushman's Bakery, where he met his wife, Kathryn.

He and his wife came to know the Lord Jesus and became involved in West Congregational Church, where he was on the missions committee and served as treasurer.

They retired to North Carolina in 1997, where he became active in Christ Covenant Church, and faithfully served as an elder for many years.

He loved music, the mountains and the people. He is now in Heaven singing praises to the Lord.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn B. Best; son, Rick Best, of Pisgah Forest; daughter, Jodie Sweeney and husband, Rick, of Peabody, Mass .; brother, Dave Best and wife, Sandy, of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, and Christopher Sweeney, and Stephen Best; and great-granddaughter, Rebecca Sweeney.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Christ Covenant Church.

Memorials may be made to Christ Covenant Church, or to Samaritan's Purse.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.


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