Richard Norman Frye

December 12, 1928July 11, 2013

Frye, Richard Norman, age 84, of South Knoxville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Norman was the founder and owner of Vol Markets. He served in the US Navy and US Air Force during the Korean War. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Allie Mae Frye; brothers, Allen Roy, John, Robert, Harris, Leo, and Bill Frye; and sister, Ethel Calfee. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Acuff Frye; daughter and son-in-law, Lyn and Charles Wellborn; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Mindy Frye; grandchildren, Wesley Beeler, Alex Kelley, Olivia Frye; great-grandson, Carter Beeler and his mother, Hannah Clark; sisters-in-law, Jean Frye, Mary Davis, Wilma Lawrence, and Vivian McClain; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Berry Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Per Norman’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919 or the Free Medical Clinic of America, 6209 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at


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Darryl Williams

August 5, 2013

Your Dad was good to me back in my hayday. Great to work for, got me thru Doyle High School.Carry on the Rich family tradition

Minister Billy Bates

July 19, 2013

Alan this truly saddens my heart! I just found out 18th.july or I would have been at the service. You know the Love and Respect I had for your Dad. He was a man of his word and very Honorable. He will be missed by many people and his friends! Your family will be in my prayers God Bless and give you the peace only God can give!

Brigitte Short

July 18, 2013

Charlotte & Family - I was very sorry to hear of Norman's passing. I know there must be a large void but time will heal your pain and one day you know you will meet again. Please know your in my thoughts & prayers!!!

Tiffany Ramsey

July 16, 2013

Alan I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Hugs and love, Tiffany Ramsey

Rusty Raney

July 15, 2013

Charlotte, Lyn and Alan, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I just found out today and I am praying for you all. Just remember that this is only temporary. You all will be in my prayers.

July 15, 2013

alan so sorry to hear about your dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family renee shadrick

Carla Hurst

July 15, 2013

Charlotte, keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

July 15, 2013

Alan,I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. This is only a temporary separation."To be absent from the body, Is to be present with the Lord". 2Corinthians 5:8. Praying for you and your family. Janet McMahan (Humans BP)

Ray Phillips

July 15, 2013

Alan, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad! He will be missed by many!
I lost my Dad in 2009 and like me, you will never forget your Dad!
You learned many lessons from him!

Roger Flenniken

July 15, 2013

Charlotte, I are sorry to hear about Norman, Sarah and I will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I feel like I have lost one of my best friends that was like a father to me while growing up