Welcome to the
memorial page for
Fred B. Laing III
July 28, 1955
~ March 11, 2017
Freddie Benjamin Laing, 61, of Matawan, formerly of Keyport, was called home on March 11, 2017. Freddie was a man of great honor, respect, loyalty, love and strength. He was a hero to all and there was nothing that he couldn't accomplish. He conquered every challenge and obstacle that was in his way. He was a town legend driving around and greeting everyone with a smile. He had many stories to tell, but he always took the time to listen to others.
Freddie was a hard worker. After working in sanitation for many years, he was able to start his own business. There wasn't a day that you didn't see him working or helping someone.
Freddie was a very happy person and lived life to its fullest. He always wanted family and friends around. Any day during the summer, you could stop by Freddie's for a cookout with music and good food. You never left his house with an empty stomach, especially when he made chicken or fish and grits. He loved music and you could always catch him doing the "camel walk" dance.
Some of his favorite things to do included playing horse shoes, working out at the gym, going to Englishtown Raceway Park and playing with his grandchildren. He may not be here in flesh, but his spirit is everywhere. He will truly be missed, but he will no longer be suffering and will be in a better place that has a gym, a truck and plenty of scrap.
Freddie was predeceased by his parents Fred and Emily Laing, and brother Scott.
He leaves to cherish his memories his three daughters LaKenya Smith of NY, Evilese Rivera and Jennifer Royster of NJ; two sons Johnathan Smith of NJ and Jermaine Smith of FL; six grandchildren Malea of NJ, Emmanuel of FL, Jonathan, Ariana of NJ, Victoria and Tatiana of NY; ten brothers Roy of SC, David, Calvin, Ronnie, Donnie of NJ, Haywood of NY, Mark, David, Glen of FL and David of VA; six sisters Connie, Catherine, Irene, Renee, Kim and Wendy all of NJ; dear loving friend Diane Smith; loving partner Mitza and a host of close cousins, family and friends.