Joseph Charles Frye
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August 2, 1947 - March 4, 2013
Joseph Charles Frye of Homedale, Idaho returned to our Lord on March 4, 2013 in his home of natural causes.
Known as Joe, to his many friends and family he was born in Jackson, Minnesota. He was born to Elizabeth Frye of Marsing, Idaho.
As a young man, Joe PROUDLY enlisted into the Army and volunteered for service in Viet Nam. Joe was a very patriotic American and instilled that pride into all of his children and grandchildren.
While serving in Viet Nam Joe was a very decorated soldier with many medals. He was most proud of his combat infantry man badge, and his three bronze star medals with "V" device with second oak leaf cluster. Joe was THE Commander of the very first APC to enter the Iron Triangle. He was also decorated for capturing seven Viet Cong Soldiers.
In the valley, Joe was known as a "gyppo & trader". Known by every auctioneer from Salt Lake City to Seattle Joe made his living selling salvage. If there was a good deal to be made Joe would find it.
Joe met his beautiful wife at the young age of 8 years old. Joe and Vonda were married for 41 years and spent many of their years raising their family in Texas.
Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Joe will be greatly missed my many.
He was preceded in death by his brother and friend, Richard "Dick" Frye.
Joe is survived by his wife, Vonda Frye of Homedale. Daughters Sherry (Jimmy) Davis of Caldwell, Roxy Feller (Bill) of Nampa, and Denice Sommer of Kuna. Joe is also survived by his name sake and his very best friend, his son, Joseph Charles Frye II (Jessica) of Genesee. He also is survived by nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Joe also left behind his "best buddy"...baby girl, who was always with him.
There will be a social gathering in Joe's honor on Saturday, March 9th at the Homedale Senior Citizen Center, in Homedale, Idaho at 11:00. Friends and Family are welcome.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 7, 2013