Fred Melvin Greene, 68

May 11, 1939 – January 31, 2008

Fred was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and moved to Stockton, CA in his teen years. He attended Stagg High School and joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation where he was assigned to Communications. Upon discharge Fred returned home to pursue a career in broadcasting. He worked in Oceanside,

Fred pictured on the K5 Top 30 from November, 1964
Stockton and Modesto, CA. In 1964 Fred was Program Director and on-air personality working the 2-6 PM slot at KFIV, 1360 in Modesto. He left broadcasting in 1967 to work for the Government at Defense Logistics Agency in Tracy, CA in Public Affairs. Derek Waring who was working at KSRT in Tracy in the late 60s recalls that Fred would come to visit him while he was on the air and they would talk about Fred’s days at KFIV. Those were special visits because as a sophomore at Downey High School Derek would spend hours listening to the Fred Greene Show.

 

Fred attended night school while working at the Defense Logistics Agency earning a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA.  Continuing his education he received his Masters Degree from Chapman University. Fred was a member of Toastmasters where he won numerous awards. Because of his excellent speaking skills, he was asked to make presentations at many functions throughout the area. Fred retired from his government job after 35 years and worked part time as a Travel Agent. His last adventure was working with Humphreys College in Stockton, CA as a teacher-reader for court reporting. He enjoyed his job, the staff and the students that he taught.

Fred enjoyed golfing, reading, cooking, shopping and most of all celebrations with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Reva M. Greene. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Hazel L. Greene, son Michael J. Greene (Tammie) of Manteca, CA; son Marcus J. Greene (Tosha) of Salida, CA; granddaughter Britany Vernon of Manteca, CA; father Fred K. Greene of Manteca, CA; brother Jack C. Greene (Kathy) of Manteca, CA and many nieces and nephews.