Fred ConquestAugust 4, 2017
Early Friday morning, August 4th, 2017, Fred Williams Conquest, affectionately known as “Sugar Daddy”, answered The Master’s call to eternal rest. He was born on June 4th, 1925, to parents Fred and Edith Conquest. Fred was raised on Bayside by Charlie and Willie Wise. He was educated in the Accomack County School System. After briefly working as a block setter for Lasst Lumber Inc. in Greenbush, VA, he decided to join the Army. Fred received a Korean Service Award and three bronze stars.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Fred returned to the Eastern Shore to live. Later in life, he met and married Irene Cora Hall. They were married on December 2nd, 1962, and lived in matrimony for 40 years, until her demise in 2003. Fred was a member of the Metropolitan United Methodist Church Bayside. He attended regularly until his health began to fail.
Fred was known as the neighborhood taxi. He was always willing to take someone to the store or to their appointments. After retiring from American Original in Willis Wharf, he spent many hours in his vegetable garden, which he took pride in and shared his harvest with others.
Fred was predeceased by his wife Irene, four sisters, Leah, Mary, Lillian, and Emma; two brothers Harold and Ray, and one niece, Maxine Wise.
He is survived by two sons, Hayden E. Hall (Elsie) of Philadelphia, PA and Anthony Hall, Sr. (Dianne) of Painter, VA; two grandsons, Adrian Smith and Anthony Hall, Jr.; four sisters-in-law, Margie Conquest of Harrington, DE, Elaine Pettit of Tasley, VA, Catherine Claude of Baltimore, MD, and Jane Allen of Annapolis, MD, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.