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Fred Alfred Monroe Jr.
1957 ~ 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Fred "Shotgun" Alfred Monroe Jr. was born on August 18, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Fred Alfred Monroe, Sr. and Doretha Juanita Knutson. Fred attended high school in Redlands, California. After highschool he served in the Army for two years. Fred enjoyed more than 30 years as a truck driver. He never passed a driver on the road that he knew without giving him a shout out from Shotgun. He accumulated a host of friends – drivers, business owners, construction hands, even ladies in the scale houses. He was quick to help out a fellow trucker with a job lead or information on a trailer for sale. For about two years, Fred was able to own his own self-op business, Bar-M Trucking, based at his home. The business was a success up until the pandemic put a kink in things and then his Freightliner went down, He had hoped to pass the business on to his sons. Another of Fred’s passions was dirt track racing. In later years, Fred worked on two of his own race cars, a resurrected Factory Stock, later called Street Stock, first as #00, switching over to #50. Many long Saturdays turned into Sundays before he was home from the track. For his last car, he moved up to the Modified class and ran as #3. Shotgun Racing was his pride and joy. Fred’s sons grew up with him going to Team Ropings across Oklahoma, and beyond. Fred was a quick and accurate header and said he took two horses to every event, because he ran so much. His youngest, Ethan, learned enough as a youngster to handle the stock at the ropings. Fred always wanted to get back into roping; as his knees got better he had plans to pick it up again. Fred loved old country music, 50’s bebop, a little jazz, and some hard rock and roll. He always had a western, a war movie or a car show on television, and he would return to his favorites again and again. He knew the name of every person he did business with, inquiring about their kids or hobbies and leaving them with a smile. Fred is survived by his wife Jackie Ann Rogers, children: Joshua Monroe, Ethan Monroe, Julie Rogers, and Jill Rogers, grandchildren: Caleb Joshua Monroe, and Elliott Arthur Werner, brother: Joe Monroe, nephews: Jayson Lee Monroe, and Jeffrey Joe Monroe, aunt: Billie Jo Baker, cousins: Linda Sue Monroe, Diane Allensworth, and Bruce Monroe. Fred is Preceded in Death by his parents Doretha Knutson Wyatt and Fred Monroe, Sr. and grandparents: Johnny T. Monroe, Addie Lee Adams, Oscar James Knutson, and Azzie Myrtlena McDaniel.