Richard Lee Frye, 85, died Sept. 18, 2022, at his residence in Hot Springs, Ark.
He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Bloomington, Ind., to James Everett Sr. and Ella (Harding) Frye.
Richard graduated from Bloomington High School, class of 1955. Following graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Reynolds. They celebrated 67 years of marriage in August. Richard was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Hot Springs, Ark. He enjoyed playing and coaching football and basketball, during the 1980s and '90s, he coached various YMCA youth teams. Richard also was a member of the Men's Senior Olympic basketball team, where over a period of 15 years, they won several National Championships.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers: James Everett Frye Jr., Edward L. Frye, Robert E. Frye and John N. Frye.
Survived by, in addition to his wife, Marjorie (Reynolds) Frye, his two daughters, Jeri Frye (Hutto, Texas), Sheri Frye, two sons, Jeff Frye and Joel Frye, all of Hot Springs; Wells grandchildren, Treat grandchildren and Frye grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Edwards, Spencer, Ind., and Judie Clark, Bloomington, Ind.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Church of the Open Door, 700 South Ave., Hot Springs, Ark. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., with the celebration of life beginning at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W. Markham St., Suite B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.
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