Harry Neal Frye
November 11, 1929 – June 7, 2019
Harry Neal Frye, 89, of Statesville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2019 following a lengthy illness.
Born on November 11, 1929 he was the son of the late Thomas Eugene Frye and Mary Blackwelder Frye. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Frye.
On January 22, 1955, he married the love of his life, Charlotte Gentle Frye. After 63 years of loving marriage, she passed away on November 5, 2018. Harry was a dignified man whose life was devoted to service. He was not a man of many words, but his care was demonstrated through action. He was a United States Army Veteran who honorably served his country in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Bellsouth as an installer after 32 years and went on to operate a private landscaping business for 10 years. He was heavily active in the founding of Ebenezer Fire Department, where he served as a charter member of the board and volunteered 43 years of service to the community. He was a long-time member of Broad Street Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and was a coordinator of worship service assignments. He also loved the outdoors, enjoyed fishing, and was an avid gardener. He was a genuine, upstanding man and a true provider for his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Janeal (Jerry) Gross, Keith (Kathy) Frye, and Tracy (Mike) Strickland; grandchildren, Emily Frye, Kelly and Kasie Strickland; brother, Paul Frye; sister, Carolyn Teague; sister-in-law, Denie Gentle; nephews, Tommy Frye and Alan Teague; nieces, Vickie Degges and Diana Dagenhart, and other loving family members.
The family will receive friends at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Broad Street Church of Christ with Dave Wood and Steve Short officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens with full military honors presented by the Iredell County Veteran Burial Honors Detail.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Library Fund c/o Broad Street Church of Christ, 433 East Broad Street, Statesville, North Carolina 28677 or to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd. Statesville, NC 28625.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Harry Frye.
The Library Fund c/o Broad Street Church of Christ
433 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677
Gordon Hospice House
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625
- Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- Interment Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Harry Neal Frye
June 10, 2019
Janeal, Keith, Tracie, your Dad, our Uncle Harry, was a very special person to all of us. He was a very fine looking man who dressed so very well. He and Aunt Charlotte were people who could get things done, always finding a way, gracious and fun. And admiringly so, they stayed close to the land. Uncle Harry had that wit that we all waited for, to see what he would say next. I hear his voice and his laughter even now. May all of you take comfort in knowing that you were sent into the world to live well, by wonderful, loving parents. Best wishes always, Vickie and Drew
June 8, 2019
Jeneal, from your church family in Tipton, Indiana, you have our deepest sympathy. May our God bless you and your family with strength, peace and comfort in this time of loss. The Lord will welcome your father into His eternal rest. We are here for you if you need us in any way.
With our love,
Tipton church of Christ.