Charles William "Bill" Fry
1936 - 2020
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Charles William "Bill" Fry

Williamsport, IN - Charles William "Bill" Fry, 84, of rural Williamsport passed away on July 29, 2020 at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Carmel after a short illness. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Russell Fry and Margaret Beason Fry, his sister, Susie Fry Glaze and his wife, Helen Marie Max Fry. He married Helen in Rossville, Indiana on August 19, 1954 and she passed away on October 31, 2015.

Bill is survived by four daughters: Michelle Marie Fry Eberle (Mike), of Pine Village; Margo Lynne Fry-Schutt (Jim), of rural Attica; Dr. April Jene Hegg (John), of rural Attica; and Amy Max Fry, of Indianapolis. Also, four grandchildren include Dr. Charles W. Alexander Hegg of Lagrange; Dr. Emily Fayeth Fry-Schutt, of South Bend; Patrick Joseph Hegg of Waunakee, Wisconsin; and Charles James Fry-Schutt (fiancé - Courtney) of West Lebanon. Bill is also survived by his brother-in-law, James Lindy Max (Marie) of Pine Village.

Bill was born on March 22, 1936 in Williamsport. He was raised on the Fry family farm in Pine Township of Warren County. He attended Rainsville School and graduated from Pine Village High School in 1954. Bill grew up farming and with livestock. He continued to farm his entire life, and was known for his herds of Hereford cattle. He showed cattle in Warren County 4-H as a youth. Bill worked for Purdue University for over 40 years, retiring as an Athletic Administrator in 2002. While at Purdue, he oversaw the maintenance of Lambert Fieldhouse, Mackey Arena, the IAF and Mollenkopf Athletic Center. He worked with Chief Athletic Trainer William "Pinky" Newell on developing a back stabilization system to care for injured football players.

Bill was a 50 year member of Pine Village Lodge # 315 Indiana Freemasons. He was a member of the Rainsville United Methodist Church. Bill served as a cook in the Army National Guard of Indiana, 113th Medical Battalion, and received his Honorable Discharge. Bill led the local action to de-authorize the development of the Pine Creek Damn. Bill served as a volunteer for Warren County 4-H, and was the superintendent for the Horse and Pony Club for many years. He belonged to the Illiana Steam and Power Association, and enjoyed restoring International Harvester tractors. He enjoyed traveling and camping, including such destinations as the Badlands, Wisconsin and the Smoky Mountain National Park. Bill also enjoyed horses, technology, photography, woodworking and leatherworking. He was a lifelong fan and supporter of Purdue Athletics, especially football and basketball. Bill adored his children and grandchildren.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Rainsville Cemetery with Pastor Ian Costandi officiating. A reminder that all people need to practice social distancing during their attendance. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Max Fry Scholarship entrusted to the Warren County Community Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.




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Published in Journal & Courier from Jul. 31 to Aug. 1, 2020.
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August 3, 2020
Praying for your family as you mourn the death of your dear father. May you have peace knowing that he is resting with Jesus.
Shirley Muller
Friend
August 3, 2020
Travis Allen
Friend
August 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a real pleasure to be around and a true kind hearted man. One of the first people to ever give me permission to hunt his property over 20 years ago. Always enjoyed stopping and talking to him.
Duane Peterson
Friend
August 2, 2020
Lee Anne Akers
Friend
August 2, 2020
Debi Sanford (Gellenbeck family)
Mother
August 2, 2020
Wanda Patton Lyons
Friend
August 2, 2020
I will sure miss seeing and visiting with Bill at the Illiana power show. We had some nice visits. He and my Dad worked in the Athletic department at Purdue and Him and Helen went to Pine Village with my Mom..... Kenny Short
Kenny Short
Friend
August 2, 2020
Bill was a kind and gentle man. He had a love for outdoor farming and family.He would always stop and chat with us after we got done turkey hunting. He will be missed by all that knew him. Love always,Ron and Linda Criswell.
Linda Criswell
Friend
August 2, 2020
Bill was a kind and gentle man. He had a great love for the outdoors and farming. He would always would stop and chat with us when we got done turkey hunting on his farm. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Ron and Linda Criswell
Friend
August 1, 2020
Prayers for the family ! He was a great friend and I’m at a loss for words !
August 1, 2020
Shawn Arringdale
Friend
August 1, 2020
Bill was a kind and interesting man. I always looked forward to examining his eyes just to enjoy his conversation. The topics were varied from agriculture, cattle, athletics and our families. I'm sorry for your loss, but he is with your mother and he's smiling. With the greatest respect for your father and his family.
Steven Mather
Friend
August 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss Amy...My deepest condolences .May God comfort you during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything. Love Ellen Gooch
Ellen Gooch
Coworker
August 1, 2020
We are sorry and deeply saddened by your family’s tremendous loss. Please know each of you is being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. Sending our heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.
Jay Ard & Debra Jo Endres-Ard
Acquaintance
August 1, 2020
My heartfelt condolences go out to Bill’s family. I had the privilege of working with Bill at Purdue athletes. Good guy! Rest In piece my friend
Mark Beck
Friend
August 1, 2020
My condolences to the Fry family
Jeff Windnagel
August 1, 2020
So very to hear of Bill's passing. He was always a wonderful kind man. Prayers for all.
Sherri Lawrence
Neighbor
July 31, 2020
sorry to hear about bill passing was a true friend to the people he meet and will to help other s thanks bill
again for my job at purdue rip my friend
Judy Huff
July 31, 2020
Our sincere sympathies and prayers.
John and Deb Dillman
Friend
July 31, 2020
Girls and family I am so sorry for your loss he was a great man and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers.
Sue Cronk
Friend
July 31, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bills passing. Prayers to the family.
Bette& Steve Goldsmith
Friend
July 31, 2020
Our sincere condolences to all of Bill’s family and friends. The “Valley” will not be the same without seeing Bill on his Ranger everyday. Bill was a great neighbor and always a hoot to talk to. He was a major influence in making what our small creek community has become. Absolutely one of the original “PIne Creekers”.
You will be missed Sir God Bless.
Samuels family
Neighbor
July 31, 2020
Wanted to pass my condolences to his family. I knew Bill through family members and want to express our sympathy to his daughters, son in laws, and all the grandchildren. Hugs to all.
Roberta Budreau
Friend
July 31, 2020
Oh my -

So sad to read of Bill's passing -

Prayers to the family -

Mark & Pam Thompson
Mark Thompso
Family
July 31, 2020
He helped make Warren county such a great place to live and raise a family. Caring condolence to he family, he made a mark and will be missed.
Tony Martin
Friend
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