Fred Schneeberger, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, June 26th. For the past 9 years he was a resident of Dunwoody and prior to that lived in Buckhead, Decatur, Knoxville and Louisville, where he was born.
Fred, Jr. was the only child born to Frederick John and Beulah McCormick Schneeberger.
He was a 42 year employee of AT&T, a novice archaeologist, sculptor, rock carver, photographer, blacksmith, voracious reader and most of all a HIKER! He loved the north Georgia and Tennessee mountain hiking trails most although, he had hiked all over the world.
A WWII Veteran, he was stationed in Newfoundland for 39 months as a member of the Signal Corps. Upon his return, he married his life partner of 72 years, Helen Haynes, who preceded him in death in October, 2018. This partnership added 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren to his family tree. “Pa” was totally adored by his great grandchildren.
Because of his art of conversation, he was known within the neighborhoods surrounding Dunwoody Pines Senior Living by a myriad of people, most of whom became friends...he felt blessed by this. People recognized him by his love of walking, his WWII Veterans hat and his well traveled hiking stick. Fred walked
3 to 4 miles daily until 6 months before his passing. His ashes are scattered along hiking trails in the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee.
For those of you who befriended him in his later years, his children thank you from the depths of their heart.