December 15, 1931 ~ April 28, 2020
Mr. Richard Frye, 87, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Excelsior Spring Nursing and Rehab Center.
Richard was born on December 15, 1932 to Joseph Green Frye and Neva May Blacketer (Burnett), he was raised by his mother and step dad Jewell T. Burnett in Orrick, Mo. He was united in marriage on October 22, 1950 to Dora Joann (Todd) Frye. Richard had been a custodian at the Lewis Middle School in Excelsior Springs before he retired in 1999. He attended church at the Flack Memorial Christian Union Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his children, Gary and Lori Frye, of Augusta, Kans., Karen Etheridge and Garry Whitworth, of Galt, Mo., Patty and Gary Easley, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Mark and Gina Frye of Kearney, Mo., Lee Ann and Mark Eldredge, and Cheryle and Lance Workman, of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; his sisters, Shirley Ross of Orrick, Mo., and Virginia Funk of Kansas City, Mo. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services for the immediate family were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 at the South Point Cemetery and facilitated by Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.