Doc was born Feb. 23, 1951, in Portsmouth, to the Rev. Hoard Frye and Bessie Frye Kennedy. He served in the U.S. Army, was a Kentucky Colonel, a southeast regional manager for Lamb Fuels Inc. of Chula Vista, Calif., where he had worked for the past five years. Doc was a member of the Lake Hill Baptist Church in Keystone Heights, were he has lived for the past 25 years. He enjoyed operating heavy equipment. He was a loving husband and father, and adored his grandchildren.
Doc was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Hoard Frye; four brothers, Horde, Michael, Ed and Terry Frye; and two sisters, Maxine Howard and Kate Brown.
Doc is survived by his wife, Johanna Jackson Frye of Keystone Heights, Fla.; mother, Bessie Frye (Robert) Kennedy of Portsmouth; two daughters, Crystal (Marshall) Taylor of Ocala, Fla., and Carrie (Tony) Yarnell of Columbus; one stepdaughter, Misty Jackson of Florida; one stepson, Dustin Jackson of Portsmouth; eight sisters, Dody Frye of Portsmouth, Garnet and Anna Davis of Wheelersburg, Rose (Jr.) Wiley, Sue Frye, and Pam (Jerry) Adkins, all of West Portsmouth, Marva (Jack) Riley of Friendship and Barb (Jack) Stecher of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Wayne Frye of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Charlie Taylor of Ocala, Fla., Jacob, Caylee and Abigail Yarnell, all of Columbus.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at Stoney Run Tabernacle, with Junior Wiley and Danny Thompson officiating, and entombment in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church one hour before the service on Monday.
Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.