COOLIDGE — Freddie M. Aguirre, 59, known as "Big Fred" to many friends and family, died on Jan. 4, 2022, in Florence.

Mr. Aguirre was born to John and Nellie Aguirre on Aug. 8, 1962, in Fresno, California. In the 1970s the family moved to Coolidge, and he grew up on the east side. He worked at CoreCivic's Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex from 1995 until his retirement last year.

He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt and go camping. His favorite time of the year was deer season, when he would camp out at his Tio Alfredo's campsite near 96 Ranch. He enjoyed watching sports and was a fan of the 49ers and the Lakers. He loved lowriders, especially cruising his '65 Impala. No matter what he was doing he loved spending time with family and friends and listening to music. He could tell you all about any oldies song on the radio. He enjoyed hearing about people's lives, and he was a loving man who wouldn't hesitate to help anyone.

He is survived by seven siblings, Joe Bonillas, Rudy Aguirre, Arnold Aguirre, John Aguirre, Sandra Mitchell, Martin Aguirre and Barbara Mendez; a special godchild, Amanda Gonzales; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Julie and his parents.

Visitation beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud Coolidge Chapel. Service at 10 and graveside service following in Florence Cemetery.

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