George Homer Frye
Published 9:36 am Monday, January 10, 2022
Mr. George Homer Frye, 94, of Mocksville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mr. Frye was born in Davie County to the late George Ira “Bill” Frye and Beatrice Jenkins Frye. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Gwen Ratledge Frye and a daughter, Deborah Frye Burgess. He was also preceded in death by 5 sisters, Evelyn F. Trexler, Elizabeth “Lib” F. Lefler, Mildred F. Spry, Ruby F. Fisher and an infant sister.
He is survived by: a son, George H. Frye Jr. of Mocksville; son-in-law, Roy Burgess (Shirley) of Statesville; grandchildren, Chad Burgess (Candace) and Kristi Drake (Michael); and great-grandchildren Kalyn Chapman, Macie Bowlin, Cierra Burgess and Kylie Burgess.
Thanks to special caregivers Ellen Bishop, Janie Coe and Shirley Burgess for their assistance in helping Mr. Frye to remain living in his home.
Mr. Frye enjoyed spending time at the beach, watching NASCAR races and rooting for the Tar Heels in basketball. He was well-known as a highly skilled auto mechanic, having spent many years working at the local Ford dealership. He concluded his working life by retiring from Ingersoll-Rand in Mocksville.
Mr. Frye was proud of his service in the United States Navy during World War II. He also was a member of Mocksville Masonic Lodge #134.
A drop-in visitation for signing the condolence book and viewing a video photo montage was held at Davie Funeral Service on Thursday.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7 at the Columbarium in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville conducted by the Rev. Mike Byrd.
Contributions: charities of the donor’s choice.