Fred Elton Driver, 61, of Ronda passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a private service will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ronda, with the Rev. Dennis Murphy officiating. Burial, with funeral honors by Brushy Mountain Marine Corps League Detachment 1187, will be in the cemetery.

He was born Dec. 9, 1958, in Forsyth County to the late Fred Travis Driver and Carolyn Myers Mathis. Fred was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.  

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 25 years, Barbara Royal Driver; his grandparents, Lee Roy and Mae Myers and Jessie Driver and Mary Luna Lowery Driver; a stepdaughter, Angela Munsey Byrd; and a stepson, Andy Munsey.

Survivors include his parents, Carolyn and Don Mathis of Roaring River; a son, Dustin Driver of East Bend; a stepson, Bobby Munsey; his grandchildren, Kyle Driver, Reanna Driver, LeRoy Driver, Jacob Driver, Colton Driver and Elly Mae Driver of East Bend and Leah Byrd, Labon Byrd and Luke Byrd of Wilkesboro; his siblings, Marilyn Triplett (David) of Ronda, Dan Mathis of Ronda; Scotty Mathis of Independence, Va., Louise Mathis of Roaring River, and Travis and Tim Driver of Faith; a special friend, Sherry Hudspeth of Roaring River; a special niece, Megan McCormick (Chase); and a special nephew, Cody Mathis (Cassie).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3982 Clingman Road, Ronda, N.C. 28670, Pleasant Grove WMU or the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.

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