October 13, 1948September 12, 2018

Ronnie Frye of Poulsbo beautifully passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, surrounded by his devoted wife, Cheryl, and his children. Ronnie was born in Chattanooga, TN and was a proud veteran of the US Navy. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Samuel Gompers along with his twin brother, Donnie, and also on the USS Norton Sound. After the Navy, Ronnie moved to Bremerton with his young family where he has lived the past 47 years. Ron is a man of many talents and abilities. Over the years, he has endeared himself to many as a handyman and loyal friend. He enjoyed playing softball and bowling. More important than winning were the camaraderie, friendship and goodwill playing the sports brought not only to his own team but the opposing one as well. His infectious and encouraging personality attracted many individuals who soon became life-long friends. Ronnie deeply loved his family & friends, but most importantly he loved his Savior, Jesus Christ. We have the assurance he is now celebrating with Him and others who went before him! He was preceded in death by his parents, Ike & Martha Frye, brothers James & Robert, sisters Louise & June and mother-in-law Mildred Collins-Arnold. Left to enjoy and cherish his memory are his wife and “angel” of 50 years, Cheryl; children Tonia & David Schmidt, Troy Frye, Britnee & John Stocking, god-daughter Leslie Brann and grand-daughters Ellie & Auna-Leah. He will also be lovingly remembered by brothers, Donnie Frye of Dallas, GA, and Lamar Frye of Ringgold, GA; sisters Beckie Frye, Rossville, GA; Betty Tullis, Winder, GA and Edna & Pam Frye, Ringgold, GA; brother-in-law, Hersh & Sheila Collins, Bremerton; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. A Celebration of Ronnie’s Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Clear Creek Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:30 until service time. The church is located on Clear Creek Road in Silverdale.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 22, 2018


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Kathy Hackney Graham

September 27, 2018

I love him so very much, every one that knew him loved him. Such a funny man he had a gift he could make people laugh even if they didn't want to. Never will i ever forget his voice . So sorry for his loss . But i know he is happy. Love your niece . Kathy

Cheryl Ginder

September 19, 2018

I love this family💕 Ronnie has always had such a silly fun personality! Always laughing and making others laugh . Always makings those around him feel a part of his fun. It was always obvious to me how much he loved his family. He taught his children to care for others in this same way. I am so very sorry for the loss of him in all your lives. He will live on through his wife and children , his grandchildren , other family members and friends . I believe we have all heard a wonderful joke or story that will help him to be remembered . Love to you all. Cher

Ranae Blackwood Spielberger

September 19, 2018

Ron was a great guy. He was one of my southern friend. I want to wish the family the best may God watch over you ,as you know Ron will be. Love Ranae❤️🙏🏻🇺🇸

Stacey Watland (now Turk)

September 19, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss! He was such a light in this world and throughout my childhood as our neighbor! Rest In Peace Ronnie! You are amazing! Thank you for the wonderful memories!

Phyllis Jelley

September 18, 2018

Cheryl, I want you to know how much Ron will be missed at The Narrows Condominiums. His talent of fixing and building were amazing and he did so much for so many people here. I think of him when I am out on my deck and also when I am in my kitchen. He did such good work. He was fun to be around, he always had a smile on his face and was able to do anything and fix anything. What a guy!! His laugh was unforgettable, especially when he was playing LCR. I send you and your family my condolences, prayers, comfort and hugs. Phyllis Jelley