April 14, 1924 - December 3, 2021
Fares "Fred" Shabeldeen, age 97, of Bristol, TN passed away at Bristol Regional Medical Center on Friday, December 3, 2021. He emigrated to the United States with his wife, Ratha and oldest son, Sam in 1948. He became a proud American Citizen and spent most of his working career in the restaurant industry, the most recent being the "Coffee Cup Cafe" in Bristol, VA which he and his wife, Ratha, owned and operated for over 28 years. After retiring from the Coffee Cup Café, he was awarded a 20-year service pin from Food City in Bristol. Fred was a Master Mason and was a member of Bristol Lodge Chapter 28 for over 50 years. He loved his family, fishing, and gardening. Fred is survived by his wife of 75 years, Ratha Shabeldeen; sons, Sam Dean and wife, Judy of Ocala, FL; Omar Dean Shabeldeen and wife, Kathy of Summerville, SC; Dan Shabeldeen and wife, Kim, of Hickory, NC; daughter, Diane Hamrick and husband, John of Greensboro, NC; seven wonderful grandchildren: Adam Hamrick, Natalie Hamrick, Dean Shabeldeen ll, Damon Shabeldeen, Maliha Shabeldeen, Everett Shabeldeen, and Anneliese Shabeldeen, and six awesome great-grandchildren: Alex Hamrick, Dean Shabeldeen III, Landon Shabeldeen, Lilly Shabeldeen, Lucy Shabeldeen, and Lainey Shabeldeen. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Heritage Chapel of Memories at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Scott Price. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116 https://www.diabetes.org/ or the Bristol Eastern Star Chapter 28. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home (423) 989-4800 is honored to be serving the Shabeldeen family.
Fares "Fred" Shabeldeen, age 97, of Bristol, TN passed away at Bristol Regional Medical Center on Friday, December 3, 2021. He emigrated to the United States with his wife, Ratha and oldest son, Sam in 1948. He became a proud American Citizen... View Obituary & Service Information
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