Charles David Frye

September 27, 1941July 15, 2021
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Services for Charles David Frye, 79, of Killeen, Texas, will be held at 12:00PM on Monday, July 26, 2021 with a viewing from 10 AM to 11:55 AM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. A Graveside service will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Charles Frye was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio on September 27, 1941. He passed away peacefully in the hands of his wife, daughter and son-in-law at Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas. He served in the United States Army as a Telecommunicator back in the 60’s. He also pursued his career in Real Estate for 40 years. Charles’ most fruitful gifts were displayed in playing the organ and piano for St. Joseph Catholic Church, Homecoming Church in Killeen, as well as many parties, weddings and other celebrations. His hobbies included playing golf, playing pinochle, fishing and bowling. BUT the thing he enjoyed most was spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Blanca Frye; his daughters Carmen, Jennifer, and Michele Morgan; son-in-law Cody Dykes; and grandchildren Ivy, Joy, Eli, Levi, Mya and Nia. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Frye family.


  • Visitation

    Monday, July 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 26, 2021

  • Commital Service with Military Honors

    Monday, July 26, 2021


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Linda Dennis

July 21, 2021

I remember Charles as a quiet, sweet, and gentle man. He loved laughing and he loved his family and friends. His smile will be missed.

Patricia Calanni

July 20, 2021

I always appreciated Charlie's playing the piano for "Happy Birthday" for family members. It was something that completed a Frye family birthday.
I also liked the poetry and songs that he wrote for Blanca. What a message of love!

Karen Luman

July 17, 2021

Praying for peace and serenity for the entire family as God carries you through this time of mourning. Sam & I will miss Charles' musical leadership every Sunday.



Charles David Frye was known as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Charles was born on September 27, 1941, at Mercy Hospital in Mt. Vernon Ohio. He was the son of Edith and Donald Frye. Charles had a younger brother, Thomas Frye. Charles and his brother were always involved in all sorts of activities and mischief. Though very competitive with one another, they shared many life experiences over the years and loved each other very much. In High School Charles excelled in the band and found his love for music.
After High School Charles joined the United States Army where he served as a Telecommunicator. Traveling the world, Charles made many friends and even found a knack for playing ping pong. Before he received an honorable discharge in 1966, Charles was known to many as the local Ping Pong Champion.
On May 10, 1969, Charles married the love of his life Blanca Iris Soto. They were joined together in the eyes of their Lord at FT. Hood Chapel in Fort Hood, Texas. A loyal family man of 52 years, Charles was committed to loving Blanca just as Jesus loved the church. Charles and Blanca were blessed with two daughters, Carmen, and Jennifer, as well as an adopted daughter Michele Morgan. They where doubly blessed with six grandchildren: Ivy Frye-Terpstra, Joy, Eli, Levi Dykes, and Mya Morgan and Nia Ibarra.
Charles enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Charles work diligently and did his best to perfect his craft and provide for his family. His primary occupation was a realtor that he retired from after more than 40 years. However, his passion was playing the piano and organ for St. Joseph Catholic Church, Homecoming Church in Killeen, and as well as many parties, weddings, and other celebrations. A fruitful gift that he was always glad to share, even when it was difficult for him to set at the keys.
Charles’ competitiveness also led to the love of many sports and games. Recreational sports included golf, fishing, and bowling. He spent countless hours playing pinochle with family and friends. He loved watching football, golf, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on tv. His all-time favorite pass time, however, was spending time with his grandchildren and watching them grow.
Charles’s faith was important to him. He was a member of the “St. Joseph Catholic Church” and “The Homecoming Church in Killeen.” Charles was very proud of his son-in-law becoming a United Methodist pastor.
Charles passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife, daughter, and son-in-law holding his hand, on July 15, 2021, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. He is survived by his wife Blanca Soto Frye of Killeen, his children Jennifer and husband Cody Dykes of Munday Texas, Carmen Frye of Killeen, and Michele Morgan of Austin, six grandchildren Ivy, Joy, Eli, Levi, Mya and Nia, and his mother-in-law Francisca Soto. He is proceeded in death by his parents Edith and Donald Frye and his brother Thomas Frye.
Charles David Frye leaves behind a legacy of a life well lived. His love, friendships, faith, and memories will live on forever.