Obit: John Fry

Obit: John Fry

October 30th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

"Friendly" John E. Fry Jr., 85, of Chattanooga, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at his residence surrounded by family and close friends.He was born on Aug. 28, 1928 to the late John E. Fry Sr. and Elizabeth Fry. He graduated from Central High School in 1947. Mr. Fry was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard an Aircraft Carrier. He was a State Farm agent for 61 years and operated a State Farm agency in East Ridge since 1952. He was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church. Mr. Fry loved boating and he was an avid collector of antique automobiles. He was a member of the Chattanooga Half Century Club and the American Legion Post 95. He was a former member of the East Ridge Kiwanis Club and he was a Mason.Preceded in death by wife, Greta Fry; son, John A. Fry.Survived by stepson, Robert Parks; grandson, Jason (Tara) Fry; granddaughter, Jenna (Jerald) White; three great-grandchildren, Bailey and Emily Fry and Jensen White; and his "Sweetie" Bonnie Richey.The family expresses gratitude to caregivers, Bonnie Parden, Peggy Fults. They also express their appreciation to Mr. Frys faithful and loyal office staff, Linda White, Lisa Hurley and Melissa Battles.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. David Stancil officiating.Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Chattanooga area State Farm agents. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.