Lawrence Fry Jr.

January 25, 1922July 31, 2013

Lawrence Fry, Jr., 91, of Greeneville, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Life Care Center of Greeneville. He had been in the grocery business since a very young age and continued until he retired from the Food City Store on Snapp Ferry Road.

Mr. Fry was a member of First Church of God, where he was the head usher for many years.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his brother: W.D. Fry of Greeneville; sister: Phyllis Fry Verran of Greeneville; sister-in-law: Edith Ransom and Irene Fillers, both of Greeneville; special nephew: Chris Wilson of Greeneville; special niece: Sherry Wilson Curl of Jefferson City; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was the son of the late Lawrence Fry Sr. and Pauline Luttrell Fry and was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years: Dorothy Wilhoit Fry; sister: Marie Fry Crumley; brother: Clifford Fry; nephews: Gary Crumley and Michael Barham; and niece: Debra Crumley.

The family will receive friends from 11am-1pm Tuesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following visitation, the funeral service will be held at 1pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013, in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Steven Aiken officiating.

Interment will follow in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Fillers, Larry Crumley, Beaux Southern, Delmas Curl, Chris Wilson, Randy Fry, and Kenneth Wilhoit.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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August 6, 2013

I am so sorry about Mr. Fry. We grew up down the street from him and always loved the whole family! Patty said to tell Sherry and Edith Hello, she has some health problems and can't get out a lot.She would like Sherry's address so she can send cards. Love to you all June (Ricker) Swatzell and Patty Ricker and family. I am on Fb if you could get me that address I would be grateful. Our address is 467 Flag Branch Road 37743

Tammy Riddle

August 4, 2013

I would just like to say it was a great pleasure and blessing to have known and worked for Lawrence over the years at Food City. He was a great, loving, fun person to be around and an excellent role model. There will never be another boss like him. He will truly be missed not only by myself but by family and friends as well. Love you always, Tammy Riddle

August 3, 2013

I was sorry to hear that Lawrence passed away. I remember him from the Crescent school days. Tell W. D. I am only eight years away from the "Smuckers Century Jar". My sincere sympathy to the family.
Berlin Weems
Lowell, Massachusetts