A Biography of Frederic Paul Soupiset


Frederic Paul Soupiset was born to Rev. and Mrs. Richard Paul Soupiset in Houston, Texas on October 3, 1939. Having lived in Houston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Galveston, the family settled in San Antonio in 1956. In his senior year at Brackenridge High School, Fred became a “Citizen Soldier” by joining the 36th Division Texas Army National Guard where he served for four years. Following that enlistment he joined the 182nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron Texas Air National Guard, Kelly AFB. Fred graduated from Brackenridge High School and attended San Antonio College. then graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Homebuilding from Trinity University. He spent his carrier as a Homebuilder in San Antonio where he retired as President of Windwood Construction, Inc. in 2005. During his almost 40 years in the homebuilding industry Fred served on many boards and committees including The Board of Directors for The Greater San Antonio Builders Association as Chairman of its Education Committee and the Board of Directors of the Homeowners Warranty Corporation.

In 1963 Fred married Patricia Lorraine Pearman of San Antonio, also a Trinity University graduate. They have twin sons , Mark Soupiset of Gig Harbor Washington and Paul Soupiset of San Antonio. Mark and his wife Robin have two children, and Paul and his wife Amy have four. Fred and Pat are very involved with their grandchildren as well as other family activities. Fred is very active in his church, Alamo Heights United Methodist, having served as a Trustee, and on the Administrative Board as Vice President, Building and Grounds Committee as Chairman, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and many other committees and activities including the forming of a Facilities Study Group and involvement in the church’s outreach efforts. Fred has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America where he served as Scoutmaster of Troop 59. Fred is a lover of the outdoors and travels frequently to Colorado where he can get his fill of fly fishing and hiking.

After retiring from the homebuilding business, Fred began volunteering his efforts on behalf of the Texas Burn Survivor Society. Fred has participated in that organization's summer camps for children and many of the organization's activities and events. He served on its Board of Directors, and became Vice President and then President of the organization. He currently serves on the Board and as a member of the Executive Committee.

It was also after retirement that Fred became very serious about researching his family's history. It is this research which inevitably led him to discover his Patriot, Samuel Henderson, South Carolina Militia. Samuel entered the fight for independence as a private in the militia, after several enlistments he returned as a Lieutenant. Samuel also provided provisions for the effort when he was not directly involved in the fight.

Fred hopes to complete a book in the near future highlighting the family's history.





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