John Allen Frey, 26, formerly of Decatur, passed away May 12, 2017, in California, Md., after battling illnesses for nine months. He was born in Orange Park, Fla., John and his family resided in Maine, Washington State, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.
He graduated from Brigham Young University Hawaii in 2016 with degrees in physics education (Magna cum Laude) and mathematics. He taught physics and science at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, Fla.
John enjoyed teaching, spending time with his family, and writing, directing and acting in productions. He was especially gifted with the piano, which he played most of his life, composing many original pieces.
Among survivors are his parents, CAPT Tony and Brenda (Echols) Frey; maternal grandparents, E. Louis and Jennie Echols; paternal grandparents, John S. and Kathy (Shoaf) Frey; and siblings, Brian L. Frey, Lyndzie F. Frey, David K. Frey and Danniell I. Frey.
Funeral services were held May 19 at the Holly Hill Memorial Gardens in Middleburg, Fla.
Published in Decatur Daily Democrat on Jun. 1, 2017.