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“Rev.fred High was a wonderful pastor and friend. My love and prayers are with Lori and the family. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: karen brackett - dallas, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. So many wonderful memories with Fred and family ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Steve and Terri Seagle - NC

“Lora, No one need tell you and your family that we lost a good man. I will always remember Fred's joyful spirit and sense of humor and the good times...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Charles Penley - Greensboro, NC

“As my first cousin we spent a lot of time together growing up. I remember Fred as a real great person. He was quite the jokester. We did a lot of...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Tim Atkins - Bel Air, MD - Family

“Preacher Fred was such a loving and caring pastor. I was on the Pastor Search Committee when God called Fred to be our Pastor. And what a Pastor he...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Robert & Jeannie Wood - Dallas, NC

“Love, I am so very sorry your loss. Fred was such a funny man even when he felt terrible he would always pick around. Thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Rhonda Wray - Lincolnton, NC

“Best pastor and man that lead me to Jesus Christ. It was my honor to know him. A life well lived. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Rhyne - Lowell, NC

“Lora, Sorry to hear of Fred's passing, he was our pastor in Lowell for a while as well as a teammate on the field. He will be missed by all. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Ken Capps - Lowell

“I'm so sorry to hear about Preacher High's passing. I was lucky enough to have him as a friend, minister and a patient. He was always so full of life...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Cynthia Knight - KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC

“I have fond memories of being a class mate of Fred.....So sorry for your life....He is a great example of a life well lived ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Walker Hoffman - gastonia, NC


11 of 27 | Posted by: Dan & Denise Failor - NC

“Lara,I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I know he is rejoicing in heaven. Hugs and prayers to you and your family!! ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Delores Payseur - Lincolnton, NC

“Lora, We are so sorry to hear about Preacher Fred's passing but what a time he is having in Heaven! We have been reminising about the years Jimmy...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Jimmy & Peggy Stroupe - Dallas, NC

“A godly man and pastor from a family of godly men and women...soldiers of the cross of the Lord Jesus. Rev. High was one of the brothers of Rev....Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Stephen McLean - Stanley, NC

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Fred from Chapel Grove Baptist Church. He was a very caring man. He also married me. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Alan and I are saddened to hear about Fred's passing. We are one of many couples Fred married at New River Bapt. in Jacksonville. We are still...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: DeAnn Lear - Pikeville, NC

“Will be missed so much and his wonderful personality , one of my most wonderful uncles . ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Melanie Yarborough - dallas, NC

“My dear friend, Lora, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My deepest sympathy and...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Inge Clemmer - Bessemer city, NC

“Lora and familyThoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Love ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Gerry Green - Gastonia, NC

“Sending love and prayers to Lori and the High family. Uncle Fred was a special man and I will cherish the laughs we had. Much love, Sherine High ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Sherine Sending

“Laura and family,We have so many memories of the "High" family during the years you all served as Pastor and family of New River Baptist Church. Our...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: John and Terry (Carnes) Grant - NC

“To the loved ones of Reverend High,My deepest, sincere, heartfelt sympathy to you all in the passing of your precious loved one. Love and Prayers...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Vickie Harrelson - Kings Mountain, NC

“sending our love and prayers. Preacher Fred was a wonderful pastor and friend to our family. ~ Wayne and Lori Dixon ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Lori Dixon - Fort Walton Beach, FL

“sending our love and prayers. Preacher Fred was a wonderful pastor and friend to our family. ~ Wayne and Lori Dixon ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Lora, Angie, and Missy,We were so saddened to hear of Pastor Fred's passing, but we know he is rejoicing in Heaven! We have many happy memories...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Tracy Gibson - Jacksonville, NC

“I was a member of new river Baptist church as a young boy. Rev high and his family were wonderful and brought life into our church. You will be...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Claudiodiaz - Jacksonville, NC

“We send our love and prayers for Fred's family. We ask Jesus to wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort. Laura, we love you and your...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Max and Linda Huggins - Dallas, NC


Rev. Fred A. High
1939 - 2018

Bessemer City - Rev. Fred Anderson High, 78, entered into Heaven on Monday, January 8, 2018 at his home with his loving family by his side. Rev. High was born in Dallas and was the son of the late Hubert Samuel and Lula Pasour High.
Rev. High was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Hubert Samuel High, Jr., Rev. Samuel High, Rev. Clyde High, Judson High, Rev. Charles High;
three sisters, Rachel Kiser, Inez Harris, Elizabeth Baucom.

Reverend High was a graduate of Dallas High School and Wake Forest University. He served as Minister for Chapel Grove Baptist Church; First Baptist Church, Lowell; New River Baptist Church; Jacksonville; North Carolina, Woodlawn Baptist, Lowell; Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Dallas and South Marietta Street Baptist Church. He is a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

Rev. High is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lora Lipscomb High; two loving daughters, Angie Helms and husband Doug of Gastonia, Melissa Melton and husband Lance of Dallas; one brother, Paul High and wife Pat of Dallas; three sisters, Shirley Caldwell of Dallas, Frances Cauthen of Mt. Holly, Ida Phillips of Gastonia; five grandchildren, Randall Melton, Zachary Melton, Amanda Jones and husband Chapin, Justin Helms, Ryan Maney.

At Reverend High's request, a private interment for the family only will be held on Thursday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 3255 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with Chaplain Walt Windley officiating.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or www.hpccrorg

Online condolences may be made at: www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com ;

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the High family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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