William Wade Frye

September 2, 1922April 24, 2013

William Wade Frye, 90, of Richmond, Va., died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, surrounded by his family. Wade was born in Pinehurst, N.C., the oldest son of Glenn and Mary Frye. He is survived by his wife, Kitty; three children and their spouses, Carol Kroll, Kathy and Ray Stell, and Bill and Kate Frye. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Denise Frye; and son-in-law, John Kroll. He adored his grandchildren Evan (Stephanie), Lorna, Erin, Basil (Amber) and Tucker. Wade served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He retired as a tax analyst from CSX Transportation after 40 years of service. The family will receive friends at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. on Friday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 27 at 12 noon at Westhampton Memorial Park with a reception to follow at Hope Church on Patterson Avenue.



  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 27, 2013


  • Reception

William Wade Frye

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May 10, 2013

Kitty, so sorry to hear about Wade. He made it a long time on this earth. Don Clark passed along to me. Am still in Secret Cove going back and forth to VA. Think of you every time I go in or out of the neighborhood.
Best to you. Ann

May 2, 2013

Kitty, My heart goes out to you in your loss and it is a loss for all of us. Wade meant a lot to me. We were together a lot at the Seaboard. Eugene

April 30, 2013

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Barbara Carter

Donna Frye Ferrell & family

April 28, 2013

My heart goes out to each of you. He was a sweet Uncle blessed with a loving family. Peace & love to you all.

April 28, 2013

Kitty and family, My thoughts and prays are with you and your family during this time.
Judy Oakley

April 27, 2013

Kitty, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Don and Joyce Clark

Craig and Suzi Via

April 26, 2013

We are so very sorry to learn of your loss, and please know that we have your entire family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy,
Craig and Suzi

Jerry & Kathy Parker

April 26, 2013

Kitty and family,
We are saddened to learn of Wade's death. He was a very fine man and the father of some great children. Know that we are praying for all of you.

April 25, 2013

Dear Kitty,
Tom and I are very sorry and prayerful for you during this time. We send our kindest regards to your entire family. We know you will miss him.
Love to you all,
Tom and Mary Ann Poole

John Frye

April 25, 2013

Our love and sympathy...what a joy these 90 brief long years...Bronze Silk.
J Frye, Brenda, Jay and Jessie, Jane, Doug and Will