Obituaries

Freddie Jewel Coulter

Mr. Freddie Jewel Coulter “PeeWee” was born on April 23, 1950 to the late DD Coulter & Louise Adams Coulter in Lockesburg, AR. He was the 4th of 11 children born to this union. Freddie was raised in the Graves Chapel Community where he united with the Graves Chapel Baptist Church (now Roland Piggee Memorial BC) at an early age under the pastorate of the late Rev. WJ Boyd. He attended Lockesburg Schools and graduated from the Mineral Springs High School in 1968. Freddie was later drafted into the US Army, entering in September 1969. He was awarded a Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Bronze Star Medal in Vinh, Vietnam. He served as a switchboard operator with the 13th Signal Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division. After his service to his country, he made his home in Flint, MI. There Freddie worked for General Motors Truck and Bus for 14 years before retiring disabled.
Freddie loved his family and looked forward to his yearly trip to Arkansas to spend time with them. He was a loving father and was always happy to tell you what each child and their family had going on. He also enjoyed watching all levels of basketball games. If you called and wanted to talk with him, it had to be after the game went off. He didn’t want to miss the plays and would let you know that the game was on and he’d talk to you LATER.
After a lengthy illness, Freddie answered his call from the Master on Monday, March 25, 2019 at McClaren Hospital in Flint, MI.
Freddie was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Doreatha Faye Coulter and Daisy Coulter Bradley Reed; and 2 brothers, John E. Coulter, Sr. and Lonnie D. Coulter.
His memories will be cherished by 2 sons, Jason Fredrick Coulter of Flint, MI; and Freddie Coulter Richardson of Grand Rapids, MI; 2 daughters, Briana J. Coulter-Sanders (John) of Swartz Creek, MI and Tanisha Coulter of Flint, MI. 1 brother: Lindell Coulter of Lockesburg, AR; 5 sisters: Carolyn Austin of Little Rock, AR; Minnie Johnson of Springfield, MO; Barbara Smith of Lockesburg, AR; Wanda Coulter (Harold) of Springfield, MO; and Loretta Hill (Rev. D. A.) of Daingerfield, TX . 12 Grandchildren: Angel Coulter, Jason Coulter II, Justice Coulter, Damerion Coulter, Shariya Taylor, Alonte Thompson, Anton Thompson, Jonte Sanders, John Sanders II, Dominique (Sheeba) Sanders, Antwan Sanders, and Jonae’ Wheeler. 1 Aunt: Hazel Johnson of Hot Springs, AR and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be Friday, April 5, 2019, 12:00 Noon at Roland Piggee Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Hwy 27 N Lockesburg, AR. Burial with military honors will be at Graves Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.

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