John Clair Frye was born December 21, 1954 in South Charleston, West Virginia. John left this world to be with his Lord on Thursday January 20th 2022 at the age of 67.
John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary E. Frye and his three children. His two daughters by marriage are: Melannie Marley, her husband Scott Marley and their two children Ian and Maddie. Beckie Wisecup and her two children Caleb and Kailea, with family friend Elizabeth McKenzie. John’s son Thomas Frye, his wife Elise Frye and their son Thomas Huck. John has a surviving brother Mike Frye of West Virginia and his wife Ellen Golden and daughter Heather Curtis and many living cousins.
John graduated high school from Dunbar, West Virginia in 1973. He furthered his education at West Virginia State University, then went on to attend Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1979. John then went on to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and achieved a Master of Arts in Religious Education in 1987.
John was ordained as a deacon at Parkridge Baptist Church. He was also an ordained minister by the Universal Life Church and performed the marriage ceremony for his son Thomas and wife Elise. John also had the honor to baptize his son in law, Scott Marley.
John was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Alvarado, Texas where he enjoyed playing the drums for the Praise Band. John was a Peace Officer and served his community with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department. He retired in May 2019 from All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth where he worked in the Life Safety Department for 21 years.
John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his wife, family and the many friends he made throughout his life.
I wish I had personally known this dear man, but I did have the honor of knowing him through the eyes of our friends, Jeannie and John Colvin who loved him well. I was honored to pray for John and Mary and their family on the last leg of his journey home! Alleluia….he is indeed HOME! Love in Christ, Margaret
I graduated from High School with John and played Baseball through High School and many years in summer league with him and always considered him a great friend. He always played with passion and gave it his all as I sure he did with his family. He surely will be missed. I will continue to pray for his family.
My prayers have been with John and you Mary through your journey. You and John have both been an amazing example of how a christian lives their life. What an inspiration to so many.
I am a dear friend of Jeannie’s and have tried to be there for her also.
May you feel the comfort of Gods amazing love.
It has been a blessing to me to be on this journey with you both, I will continue to lift you and your family in prayer🙏🏻
John, you were a caring and loving brother, husband and father. I love and miss you very much. prayers are going out to Mary and your family. LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!