John W. Frye
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Funeral service for John William Frye, age 83 of Clarksville, will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Sykes Funeral Home. Dr. Roger Freeman will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at Sykes Funeral Home.
Mr. Frye passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Grace Health Care. He was born on January 21, 1930 in East Laurinburg, NC to Daniel and Minnie Frye. John was a Korean War Veteran with the United States Air Force. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, a 50 year Master Mason Clarksville Lodge #89, York Rite, Scottish Rite, and a Gideon. Mr. Frye enjoyed many of his years singing with the Harmonaires and Songsmen quartets.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Frye Jackson of Fayetteville, TN.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Martin Frye of Clarksville; son, Bill Frye of Farmerville, LA; sisters, Gladys Pittman and Laura West of Lumberton, NC; granddaughter, Leslie Frye Ben Yehoshua of Atlanta, GA; grandson, SFC William Daniel Frye currently serving in Afganistan; granddaughter, Candace King Wilkerson of Greenbrier, TN; five great grandchildren, Dakota, Scotty, Presley, Ryan and Liam.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. John Frye requested donations be made to the Gideons International or
Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
424 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040
Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2013