Gene Menzies Frye
Published in Charlotte
Observer on September 1, 2009
Mr. Frye, 78, of Charlotte,
died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
A native of Hickory, NC, Mr. Frye was born to the late Hershel J. Frye
and Essie Ellen Jonas Frye on January 4, 1931. He was a graduate of Hickory
High School and Lenoir Rhyne College. Mr. Frye was a former professional
baseball player for the Yankees farm team and he was a coach and teacher
for most of his life. He is preceded in death by a brother, William Jennings
Mr. Frye is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Lou Perkins Frye of
the home; children, Gene Allen Frye and wife Clara of Charlotte, Elizabeth
Ellen Frye Canales and husband Francisco of Midland; sister, Marilyn Joy
Frye Ross of Huntersville; eight grandsons; seven great-grandsons and
A memorial service will be held 1:00p.m. Wednesday, September 2 at Hickory
Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Arnie Corriher and Rev. Robert
The family will receive friends on Wednesday following the service at
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ASPCA, PO Box 30484, Charlotte,
NC 28230 or to the Alzheimer's Association -Western Carolina Chapter,
3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte.