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Frederick "Freddy" Warren Eberhardt

January 6, 1963 — February 21, 2024

Frederick “Freddy” W. Eberhardt, 61, was born January 6, 1963 and passed away on February 21, 2024.

As a child in Bryan in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Freddy would ride up and down Kent Street with his banana seated bike, visit Lake Somerville, take in a movie at the Palace, or go out to Texas World Speedway for a stock car race; Richard Petty was his favorite. He also liked to visit his grandmother and other maternal relatives residing in Erath and Hamilton Counties, sometimes stopping at the Health Camp for a burger in Waco while traveling up highway 6 and maybe culminating in a pie at the Koffee Kup when arriving in Hico.  Dublin Dr. Pepper was one of his favorites.

Freddy attended Burton High School after the family moved to the old Eberhardt homestead in Washington County and after graduation, he went to work for Judge Gus Mutscher. He earned a

Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in Spring 2006 from Sam Houston State University and an Associate of Arts Degree in 1996 from Blinn College.

One of the happiest days of his life was when his daughter Ellen was born.  He referred to her as Baby Girl and in later years, he would take her to the Health Camp as part of a continuing tradition for their trips to Hico, for Salmon family reunions, or spring breaks.  

Freddy had a gregarious, charismatic personality. He could light up a room and make people smile with his famous infectious laugh, and at times, teased friends and family.  These are the traits that made him a popular bartender in Judge Gus Mutscher’s Coach Light Inn Gavel Club in Brenham in the 1980’s.  He served celebrities such as actor Sam Elliott when he worked on the movie “Gone to Texas” and singer Tanya Tucker. He loved to play matchmaker to local single bar patrons, some going on to get married. He also liked visiting friends at the Elks Club of Brenham, sometimes bartending there.

Freddy worked awhile for Sealy Mattress in Brenham and then moved on to a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a corrections officer, working primarily in the PAC units of the Brazos Valley.  

Never a dull moment with Freddy! He loved to cook, including frying turkeys, camping, and fishing. He liked his rum-soaked fruit cake - a recipe he learned from Aunt Marjorie Schroeder. He ate sardines and pickled herring and drank coffee often. He listened to the Blues Brothers and Procol Harem. He liked working in the yard with his roses and drove around in his yellow Hummer and other assorted vehicles.  He was a dreamer; in his very last days, he wanted to fix up the old Burton Elementary School, a school where his grandfather, Wilfred Eberhardt, was once principal. He collected Hot Wheels and comic books and liked to attend First United Methodist Church with family, having attended kindergarten there.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Billy Eberhardt; and grandparents Wilfred and Mary Eberhardt.

Freddy will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Eberhardt; daughter, Ellen Eberhardt; sister, Sheri Hohlt and husband Ronnie; brother, Joe Eberhardt and wife Abigail; and nieces, Ahtziri, Mallorie, and Macie

A Visitation will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 5-8pm at Hillier of COLLEGE STATION, followed by a Graveside Service on Tuesday, March 5.at 1pm at Clairette Cemetery, 25271 Hwy 6, Hico, Texas 76457.

Donations in Freddy’s memory may be made to Memorials Clairette Cemetery C/O Linda Lowrey. Please mail to 602 Private Rd. 1460, Dublin, Tx 76446.

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Visitation

Monday, March 4, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Hillier Funeral Home of College Station

4080 Texas 6 Frontage Rd, College Station, TX 77845

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

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