Fred E. Cureton of West Seattle passed away from a protracted illness on March 20, 2017 at the age of 89. He was born in North Carolina, attended and graduated from Sims High School in Union, South Carolina. He graduated from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, 1948 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, and among his classmates, Martin Luther King, Jr. Fred joined United States Air Force (USAF) in 1951 and later served as Chief of the Radio Frequency Engineering Branch at USAF Headquarters at the Pentagon, Washington DC. He retired from the service in 1971. After retiring, Fred was an Associated Realtor with Samuel B. Cofer Realtors in Washington DC. He moved to Seattle in 1988 where he lived happily until his death. He traveled the world, loved gardening, cooking, was an avid golfer, and a great sports enthusiast.
Preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Nelson, stepfather, Frank Nelson, and father, Anderson Woodson.Interment with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC will take place at a later date.
Survived by wife Pam, daughters Tanya and (Jim) Egan, Cheron Cureton, Nadia Cureton; sons Desi Cureton, Fred and Michael Primus, and Denis Le Clech; and several grandchildren, great grandsons and nephews.
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