Freddie Avra

Freddie J. "Fred" Avra

Tuesday, August 20th, 1957 - Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Freddie Avra, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Freddie Avra

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Freddie's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Freddie's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Freddie “Fred” Jay Avra, 62, of Quincy passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital while surrounded by his loving family.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Pine Ridge Bible Church in Algansee Township with Pastor Steve Pickell of Eastpoint Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fisher Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 6, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Freddie was born August 20, 1957 to Everett and Martha (Thornburg) Avra in Ludington. After graduation from high school he began a long career as an entrepreneur. Freddie was involved in many business ventures over the years in the housing, farming, and trucking industries. On July 1, 1995 he married the love of his life, “Jo” Josephine Hickerson in Algansee Township.

Freddie was very community oriented. He served on the Board of Review for Algansee Township. When not working, Fred enjoyed farming, gardening, and politics. He liked old cars, trains, antiques, and studying history. Freddie had a hard time not attending and buying things at auctions. He was well known for his fight against taxes, not just for himself but everyone paying them. Freddie was very proud of the restoration of the “old church on the curve”. Fred will be remembered for being helpful to anyone in need and his outgoing personality. His true joy in life was being with his family. Freddie will be missed by many.

Freddie is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jo Avra; his mother Martha Avra; his daughters Bobbie (Austin) Wood and Natalie (Devin Scheick) Avra all of Quincy; his siblings Keith (Holly Warner) Avra of Quincy, Judy (Bruce) Hauska of Coldwater, and Billie “Bill” (Shelley) Avra of Quincy; his grandson Cleo Jay Wood; his nieces and nephews Shawn, Corey, Amber, Matthew, Michael, Muffin, Christopher, Ryan, and Theodore; and many great nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Everett Avra; his brothers Lonnie, Ronnie, and Randy Avra; and his niece Tamera Avra.

Memorials may be directed to the Pine Ridge Bible Church or the Branch County Sheriff’s Association.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Freddie

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Pine Ridge Bible Church
    280 S. Ray Quincy Road
    QUINCY, MI 49082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Pine Ridge Bible Church in Algansee Township with Pastor Steve Pickell of Eastpoint Community Church officiating.
  • Interment

    Fisher Hill Cemetery
    Ray Quincy Rd. at Fisher Rd.
    Algansee Twp., MI 49082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Freddie Avra by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Freddie here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Korinna Burke

Posted at 11:49am
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed, he was a wonderful man. Always treated my husband and I very well. It was always nice to see that smile. Way too young, so sorry..

Linda Jent

Posted at 06:02pm
Dear Avra Family..So sorry to hear of your loss. Although I didn't personally know Fred, I have heard many great things about him, especially about his bumper sticker.."Real men know God". He was one of the first persons my brother, George, came to know when he moved to Branch County. He shared many good stories about Fred and his family, especially his wife and daughters. Keith and Judy, you have helped our family in may ways in providing homes for several of them in Avra Estates. You took many calls, showed us many places and provided for my mom a beautiful place for her to call home. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May it bring you peace in knowing where Fred is ..rejoicing with his Heavenly Father. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give you a peace and strength that only He can give. Sincere sympathy..
Linda Jent and family.

Julie Watson, Loki and RJ

Posted at 03:23pm
With heartfelt condolences,
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Freddie Avra — Plant a Tree Now


Posted at 03:16pm
So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Fred was a great guy, going to miss seeing him around the park. My thoughts and condolences to you all. Julie Watson

Jannene & Donnie Simons

Posted at 10:54am
Thinking of you in this sorrowful time. Fred was one of the good guys!
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Freddie Avra — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: