Frederick Sutton Towery

On Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, Frederick Sutton Towery, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 69 near his home in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou, his daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Nicholas, his son and daughter-in-law, Sutton and Ashley, his brother David and fiancé Shelley, his brother-in-law Gus and wife Holly, his niece Candace and husband Eric, his nephew Augustus, and several close cousins.

Fred was born in Charleston, West Virginia to Charles and Ruth Towery. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a double major in history and sociology. Early on in his career, he developed a strong passion for information technology. He earned a plethora of professional certifications, and his loved ones affectionately referred to him as a computer wizard and a server guru. He spent the final chapter of his career in his dream jobs as a server expert at an aerospace company and a part-time adjunct professor at San Jacinto College.

Fred was a lifetime learner and genuinely curious about the world. He would often stay up late at night reading and watching documentaries. His book collection spanned a wide variety of subjects, from world religions and Ninjutsu to Texas Rangers and the theory of interest. He especially loved history. Even after reading extensively about a historical event, he would frequently make trips to historical sites to conduct his own research with his magnifying glass and his investigative notepad. His family now takes solace in knowing that he finally knows who assassinated JFK.

Throughout his life, Fred was known for his kind, gentle spirit. A smile and a big hug from Fred would make even the worst of days seem brighter. Above all else, he loved his family. His Baber, his Princess, his Bear, and his cats love and miss him very much, but are grateful that he is watching over them from above.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas.


  1. I’m so sorry for your loss Erin and family. Lots of hugs and love to you.

    Jill Smith
    • Thank you dear friend. I wish you had gotten to meet him. You and the rest of the crew were his kind of people ❤️

      Erin Towery
  2. So sorry for those family members closest to Fred. You have a batch of cousins, including me, who wish we were geographically closer and mourn his departure greatly. We all were blessed by Fred’s friendship since our youngest days. He was special in his sweet spirit and humble brilliance. He taught me some naughty things that were not too naughty and always made me feel loved and important. We just don’t have enough of folks like him. They should put those Texas flags at half mast.
    Cousin Cy

    Cy Huffman
    • Thank you so much, Cy. My dad’s face would light up whenever he talked about his cousins. He thought of all of you as siblings. We hope to see all of you very soon ❤️

      Erin Towery
  3. Thank God for Fred. God bless his sweet soul.

    Mary Noell and Hugh Kizziar
    • Thank you Meme & Hugh ❤️

      Erin Towery
  4. Mary Lou,
    I was saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. I will always remember him with a smile. He was such a sweet and generous man. I know that with the Lord’s help, you will be given the strength you need to get through this.
    Love,Toni and Steve Jones.

    Toni Jones
  5. David,

    I just received your brother Fred’s obituary from John. He had mention some time ago he had not been well. Pleases accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.


    Joanne McCullough
  6. I am so sorry for all of you. He was such a sweet guy. He accepted us and made us feel like family right away. He will be deeply missed. So loved his smiles and sense of humor.

    Darlene Gates
  7. Fred was a special cousin and one who will be greatly missed. Please know we send our prayers and sympathy.

    George and Della Guise

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