Frederick W. Dent

February 9, 1943 ~ May 13, 2024

Frederick Walter Dent II, affectionately known as Freddie, Frederico, and Grandpa, was born on February 9, 1943, in the Stuyvesant Heights area of Brooklyn, New York, to R. Risley Dent and Ollie Deloach Dent. He was the eldest of three sons. Frederick departed to be with the Lord on May 13, 2024. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Eunice Dent, his parents R. Risley and Ollie D. Dent, his younger brother Rodney Dent, and his children Albert Simmons, Felicia Simmons, Michael Simmons, and Janice Babineaux.

Frederick graduated from Wingate High School in Brooklyn, where he played the timpani drums in the band. After high school, he entered a five-year apprenticeship program and completed it as a Master Electrician, affiliated with the IBEW union. His esteemed work as an electrician earned him a place on the team that wired the World Trade Center Towers, the windowless Telephone Company Building, and Lincoln Center. During a construction lull in New York, Frederick’s crew found work in Texas and later in Louisiana.

While working in Louisiana at the PPG plant, Frederick joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy under the Ham Reid Administration. He later went full-time, discovering a profound love for law enforcement. He served over 25 years as a Deputy Sheriff under former Sheriff Wayne McElveen and Sheriff Tony Mancuso. In his role, he was in charge of the Marine Division and Water Rescue and was a skilled scuba diver. He also assisted with livestock, worked with the Junior Deputies Program, served as the agency’s Hazmat Specialist affiliated with Louisiana Mutual Aid, and was the department’s Emergency Medical Technician. Frederick took a brief departure from the Sheriff’s Office to work as a Ward 3 City Marshal under Tony Mancuso, only to return to the Sheriff’s Office with Sheriff Mancuso, where he eventually retired.

Both in Brooklyn and Lake Charles, Frederick was active in the church as the Acolyte Warden, serving during mass for the local Diocese. He was a devoted member of St. Phillip’s Church in Brooklyn and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lake Charles. Frederick was also involved in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Troop Leader for Troop 263 in New York and in Lake Charles, and was active in The Order of the Arrow, working with the Webelos.

Frederick had a passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was a member of the motorcycle club in New York where his name was Excalibur. Until his death, he was a member of the International Blue Knights LA VII, a motorcycle organization for law enforcement officers. Frederick was also a high ranking, active member of the Free Masons in Brooklyn, New York.

Frederick leaves behind to mourn him his brother and daughters: Ronald D. Dent (Elizabeth Dent), daughters:  Gail Smith (Brooklyn, New York), Cynthia Lewis (Queens, New York), Sandra Ashley (Brooklyn, New York), Tasha Guidry (Lake Charles, Louisiana), and Nikki Simmons (Lake Charles, Louisiana). He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, friends, and caregivers who will remember him for his caring, compassionate, and loving spirit. Frederick was indeed a gentle giant who gave more than he received and will forever be missed.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home located at 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA, 70605 at 1:00 PM with Interment Services at Consolata Cemetery (2300 Country Club Road, Lake Charles, La. 70606) immediately following the service. A gathering of Family and friends will take place beginning at 11:00 AM until just before funeral services at the funeral home. There will be a brief repast following the interment ceremony at The Foundation House (720 Enterprise Blvd.  Lake Charles, LA. 70601)

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Frederick Walter Dent II’s legacy of dedication, compassion, and service will continue to inspire all who knew him. May he rest in eternal peace.


Visitation: Saturday, May 25, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 25, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 7Thank you for your service! Rest In peace. Lori M. Primeaux Coleman

  2. To the Dent family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I worked with Fred at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department in the from the 80’s thru 2000. I found Fred to be a gentleman and he always showed compassion to the victims of crimes. May he Rest In Eternal Peace.

  3. To the Dent family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I worked with Fred at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department from the 80’s thru 2000. I found Fred to be a gentleman and he always showed compassion to the victims of crimes. May he Rest In Eternal Peace.

  4. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss of Fred. I first met Fred on Graveyard Patrol in the 80’s and worked with him thru 2000. I always found Fred to provide a helping hand to victims of crime, showing compassion to all victims. May he Rest In Eternal Peace.

  5. Candle 7To the Dent family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Mr. Fred was a dear friend and a very kind and giving person. He was always at our team pennings. I always look forward to seeing Mr. Fred. He was so loved by everyone. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

  6. Candle 1To Fred’s Family – I was so saddened to hear the world lost another bright light. Fred was always one of my favorite people at the Sheriff’s Office. His larger than life personality was infectious and he truly was a man of honor who lived what he preached. He will never be forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. ❤️

  7. My deepest sympathy to the Dent family. Fred was a master of the Marine Division. He was a true professional who will always be remembered.

  8. Candle 7Family,

    Wish I was present but doing what G-Pop always did. Answered the call of duty when called upon. Don’t shed tears of sadness. Your tears and range of emotions are to be symbolic of who G-Pop was and will always be. A larger than life figure who we will forever look up to. For me my real life super hero, Paul Bunyan in the flesh. G-Pop rest easy, your legacy is forever cemented within me, my family and all those you’ve impacted, your reach and influence has no boundaries. You grab the remote and watch TV with Grandma while she read her books watching over us. We got it from here.

    Love you always and forever!
    From the seas your proud grandson,

  9. From the USS Stout Chiefs Mess, we would like to offer our collective condolences to the Fred’s family and friends. His grandson, Earl, is our leader and the impact that he had on him cannot be overstated.

    With Regards,
    DDG 55 CPO Mess

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    Grandpa I know you & grandma are together again. But losing you was hard, you was our family Superman. Thank you for everything you did for the family, thank you for being a great role model. Also for giving me my middle name Antoinette. May you be at peace, love & miss you always.

  11. To the Dent family, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I am praying for strength and peace during this time.

  12. I grew up with Freddie in Bedford-Stuyvesant historical landmark area. Our families were together often. His mother, Ollie, and my mother belonged to several bridge clubs and they would often gather to entertain groups of other women friends in their homes where there would be much laughter, plenty of good food and several rounds of bridge. We lived around the corner on Bainbridge Street. Freddie attended Holy Rosary Catholic School which was located on our block. I have many fond memories of our childhood and adult interactions. Freddie and I belonged to a national group called Jack and Jill, INC. May Freddie rest in power and peace amongst the ancestors.

    Freddie was my protector in high school and took me to prom we fell asleep on the floor. Freddie was my protector I could not go to a party unless my mother knew that Freddie would be there. He was my gentle giant He has always had a place in my heart. I had a little sister crush on him. Say hello to CAB . you were her first love.

  14. We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family who has been greatly affected by the loss of your love one. He and Mrs Eunice are flying high above this realm, May the memories be comfort and strength as you get through this with God

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