Frederick Glenn Padrick, Sr. 81 of Wilmington, died Thursday, February 25, 2021, at his Middle Sound home.
Fred was born December 14, 1939, in Wilmington, the son of the late Leon and Evelyn Powell Padrick. Also preceding him in death are a brother Lynalbert Padrick and a sister Florence Aycock.
He retired from the New Hanover County Public School System after 23 years. He was well loved and respected by both colleagues, children, and their families at Blair Elementary where he finished his career with the Public Schools. Fred started Fred’s Bread in the early 1980’s when a friend gifted him a bread starter. He claimed to not be a cook and was definitely not a baker at the time, but the bread began to sell out faster than he could make it. He was the owner of Fred’s Sourdough Bread for roughly 30 years.
Fred was a lay minister in several Advent Christian churches in the area. He loved preaching and enjoyed singing for the Lord. He was not ashamed to spread the gospel to everyone he met.
Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Bonnie Potter Padrick, daughter Donna McGowan, son Glenn Padrick and wife Tonia, sister Lynnette P. Spender and husband Jim, grandson Scott Padrick, granddaughter Brittany McGowan, her spouse Chonly, and Weston McGowan, his great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 o’clock pm, Monday, March 1, 2021, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The Rev. Edward (Buddy) Dowd and Rev. Randy Ledford will conduct the service.
The family will receive friends 12 noon until 1:30 pm Monday prior to the service at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
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