In Memorium

Fred Culbreth
(1929 -- 2021)

Fred P. Culbreth, Jr. was a Rotarian’s Rotarian.  He joined the DeKalb North Rotary Club in Atlanta on January 7, 1970.  He later moved to Charlotte and joined the Charlotte North Rotary Club on July 15, 1991.  His list of Rotary accomplishments is long:

Paul Harris Fellow                                                     Rotary Foundation Benefactor

Rotary Foundation Major Donor                              Charles J. May Award 1992

Distinguished Rotarian of the Year 1999                Club President DeKalb North    1985-1986

Club President Charlotte North 1999-2000

District Governor – Georgia District 690 – 1989-1990


Fred grew up in Charlotte, graduated from The Citadel, served his country as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service during the Korean Conflict.  After his tour in the Army, Fred joined the Shell Oil Company in Atlanta where he lived and worked for 34 years.  He was a Professional Engineer in the civil engineering field and won several awards for his professional involvement.  He was a Mason, a thaumaturgist (magician) and a clown.  He entertained us at CNR several times with his magic – there was something about banana pudding. 


Fred was extremely talented and a wonderful human being.  Those who knew him were lucky that their paths had crossed, even for just a while.  He was 91 years old when he died.  A celebration of life will be held at a time to be determined later.  The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.  Editor’s Note:  The Charlotte North Rotary Donor Advised Fund at The Rotary Foundation in honor of Fred Culbreth would be a good choice.