Schultz, Fred Rickey (Cleveland)

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Fred Rickey Schultz, 68, went home peacefully to his Lord and Savior on November 29, 2021, surrounded by family. Fred was born on July 10, 1953 in Pasadena, Tx. Retired from the Houston Fire Department in 2004, with over 24 years of service, and moved to Bradley County. He was a member of IAFF Local 341 in Houston. He was a faithful member of Westwood Baptist Church and loved his church family deeply. He was also a member of the Cleveland Emmaus Community, where he served joyfully since 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred George and Ramona Dean Skinner Schultz; grandparents, Fred and Ethel Schultz and Hugh and Gladys Keeper; parents-in-law, L.B. (Sam) and Curtis (Lightning) Harrington; sisters, Vickie Picard and Cathy Chambers; brothers-in-law, Sammy Harrington and Gordon Sincomb; and nephew, Trey Sincomb.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Penny Schultz, of Charleston, Tn.; children, Shawna Schultz, of Laporte, Tx., Josh Muncey, of Charleston, Tn., Samantha Harrington and Ben Harrington, of Kirbyville, Tx.; grandchildren, Toby Ellison, of LaPorte, Tx., Shyleigh and Lilly Cooper and Jaxon Thomas, all of Kirbyville, Tx.; brother-in-law, Dennis Chambers, of Huffman, Tx.; sister-in-law, Pam Sincomb, of Shelley, Id.; nephews, Trace (Kate) Chambers and kids, of Huffman, Tx., Rafe (Daisi) Chambers and kids, of Dayton, Tx., Marcellus (Eryn) Picard and kids, of Johnson City, Tn.; numerous cousins in Houston; his girls (harem), The Lily Pads; special families, the Bowmans, Burnettes, Crosses, Ervins, Meltons, Nippers and Wilsons; his special prayer warriors, Adelai and Alaina Smartt; and his faithful companion, Lily Jules.

Fred proudly served the Houston Fire Department for 24 years and truly enjoyed his job. He also had worked in construction for many years, owning his own company building metal buildings. Fred truly had a servant’s heart and it showed in his life as a firefighter. When he moved to Bradley County and met Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, his servant’s heart took on an all-new meaning. Fred volunteered his time and energy to anyone that needed his help. He spent most of his time helping whoever needed his service, and would refuse to allow them to pay for his services. Almost every summer he spent helping Ocoee Outreach, which held a special place in his heart. He made numerous trips to Mississippi with men and women from Westwood to help those who had been affected by Hurricane Katrina. Fred also enjoyed playing golf. Some of his best memories were playing with his friends from the fire department, and also the men of Westwood on their Mac Arnold golf trips and in the Emmaus Golf Tournament.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tran and the staff of Tennessee Oncology Cleveland and Dr. Virostek and the staff of Cleveland Regional Cancer Center for their compassionate, loving care over the last four years.

Memorials can be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering through Westwood Baptist Church or Ocoee Outreach.

Pallbearers will be Richard Burnette, Terry Cross, Bill Derrick, Neal Ervin, Maina Ndegwa and Scott Nipper. Honorary pallbearers will be the Lily Pads, Leroy Bowman, Doug Coffman, George Cross, Tim Hurst, Carl Stutz, Adelai Smartt and Alaina Smartt.

Visitation will be Saturday Dec. 4 from noon-4 p.m. at Companion Funeral Home Cleveland. Celebration of life service will be on Sunday, Dec. 5. 2021 at 2 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church. Fred will be laid to rest at Candies Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Share a personal memory of Fred or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com. 

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Schultz family with these arrangements.

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