Siloam Springs Herald Leader

Robert Vincent Frye


Robert Vincent Frye, 70, of Decatur, Arkansas, died Jan. 19, 2023, in Decatur, Ark.

He was born Sept. 9, 1952, to Warner Frye and Betty Frye in South Gate, Calif.

He married Debra Turner on Feb. 21, 1971, in Yuma, Ariz.

He enjoyed remodeling his house and taking care of his yard.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, John Frye and wife Amanda of Siloam Springs, Ark., Christophe­r Frye and wife Misty of Decatur, and Steven Frye and wife Julie of Decatur; numerous grandchild­ren; two sisters, Annette Baca and Patty Yates; and one brother, John Christophe­r Frye.

The family had a private celebratio­n of life.

An online guestbook is available at www.wassonfune­ he worked for Tyco Internatio­nal for 5 years. Jack was a member of the Cherokee Nation and was awarded the Medal of Patriotism in 2016 from the Cherokee Nation for his service in the Korean War.

Jack is predecease­d by his parents; his first wife, Dorothy; and brother, Wilford (Wil) Eli Gardner, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Connie; brother Tom (Rosa); sisters, Ahniwake Van Vleet and Lynda Telles (Stephen); and many nieces and nephews. Connie especially wants to thank Tom Gardner and the family of Wil Gardner for all the love and support through Jack’s last days in hospice care: Robyne (Frank) Locke, Katy (Ryan) Edwards, Lou Anne (Paul) Gustafson, Amy (Steve) Onnen, and Brian (Cheryl) Gardner. His cousins, Joe and Sherry Gardner also provided much support though Jack’s last days. We also wish to thank Traditions Hospice for all the loving support during these last days of transition. Jack’s dry wit and easy personalit­y have left us with many good memories. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests that you give to a charity of your choice. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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