Fred was a great guy and we did quite a few deals together. I am not liking posting all of these obituaries but hopefully it will help us hold onto their memories a little longer.
Obituary of Lindell Fred Shrum II
Shrum II, Lindell F. “Fred”, 75, of Tampa, FL passed away on October 9, 2019.
Fred was born in Dixon, IL, and spent most of his life in the Arlington, Virginia-Washington DC Metro area.
Fred was married to Barbara Lyle in 1978 and remained married for 41 years.
A Vietnam veteran, Fred served in the Navy on the aircraft carriers Yorktown and Bonne Homme Richard. After an honorable discharge, he graduated pilot school and was a pilot for many years. He first flew propeller planes and witnessed the rise of jet age. His favorite planes were the F-27 and Learjet. He went on to own many aviation companies such as East Coast Airways, North American Aircraft, North American Jet Sales and Crown Aviation. Fred was also the Treasurer of Ernie Haire Ford in Tampa.
Fred enjoyed world travel, boats, trains, cars, history, books, baseball, the Redskins and all things aviation.
Fred was preceded in death by father Lindell, a 1st Lt and WWII veteran in the Air Force, mother Nadine, and brother Tighe.
Fred is survived by his wife Barbara, brother Jon Terry (Bobbie), children Susan, Sandra (Derric), Fred III (Melissa), Patricia, Robert, and grandsons Robert and Freddy IV.
Fred leaves behind many other family and friends in the aviation and car business. He cared for them all.
Fred will be buried with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 9 at 10:15am. Phone is (352) 793-7740.