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Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 AM Wednesday April 18, 2018 St. Matthew Catholic Church
Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday April 18, 2018 St. Matthew Catholic Church
Interment: Private
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Frederick (Fred) Charles Garges, 71, of Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born November 13, 1946 in Wake County, NC, a son of the late Carl and Winifred Garges.

Fred was Valedictorian of his 1964 graduating class of Charlotte Catholic High School.He was an Eagle Scout and earned the Order of the Arrow Award. Following graduation from the University of Dayton in 1968 where he was in the ROTC program, he served in the US. Army, earning the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and held a Combat Action Badge for service in Vietnam. Fred was a CPA and a partner in the accounting firm of Vance, Flouhouse & Garges PLLC. Up until the time heart-related issues sidelined him, Fred enjoyed participating in marathons, 5Ks and especially the Cooper River Bridge Run, which he ran for many years. Fred and his wife loved to travel and enjoyed spending time at Ocean Drive, SC, shagging and listening to the great R&B beach music; cooking and entertaining, especially Panthers-themed football parties and Super Bowl parties featuring his signature chili recipes. Every Christmas would find Fred making his renowned English Tea Ring which he delivered to friends and family. Fred never met a stranger and always had a special treat in his pocket for his four-legged friends.

He is survived by his wife, Diann; sons Chris (Carrie) and Eric (Molly) Garges and their mother Elizabeth Weigart Garges step-children Doug Holt (Cindy) and Scott Holt (Shelly); grandchildren Ellie and Ryann; step-grandchildren Hailey, Cody and Dylan Holt; Step-Great-grandchildren Bella and Penelope Holt. He is also survived by a brother, Varney Garges (Ruby) and a sister, Mary (Peach) Boyd; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Garges. Fred will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Ballentyne Commons Parkway. The family will receive friends at the church at 10:00.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. - Charlotte, 128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202. Arrangements are in the care of Whitley’s Funeral Home in Kannapolis. Online condolences may be shared at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
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From: Jackie McKissick
"Diann, so sorry for your loss. Fred was a very kind hearted person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. May God Bless."
From: Eric Marder
"Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I did not know him, but I know you. He obviously raised you well. My condolences to you and your family."
From: Trudy Gainey
"Diann and family, I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers and condolences are sent your way, and I hope that your wonderful memories of Fred will help you to move forward in the future."
From: Jennifer Wattenbarger
"Diann, I know Fred and you had a few tough years due to his health. I so enjoyed seeing your wonderful trips and the love and happiness you shared. I am so sorry for your loss but know you have a heart full of priceless memories to cherish. Prayers for the comfort of your family."
From: Annette Myers
"Diann, Dear friend, words don't seem adequate to express the love I have for you and Fred and the depth of my sadness at his loss. I am so thankful for the years you had together. What memories you have. Recall those memories when alone and with others and share the happiness, laughter and tears they evoke, even in this saddest of times. Much love."
From: Sandi and friends at Starkings
"Diann and family, so sorry for your loss, prayers and hugs for you and yours through your time of sorrow."
From: Mrs. Gregory A. Forman
"My husband, Greg, who passed away last year, worked with Fred in Charlotte back in the day. When Greg died, Fred (whom I had never met) wrote me a lovely note. I am so sorry for your loss... Your family is in my prayers. Sincerely, Liz (Mrs. Gregory A.) Forman (Richmond, Virginia)"