Richard Fryar, Sr.




Richard Fryar, Sr., 55, maintenance foreman with the Tennessee highway department for the past ten years died late yesterday afternoon at his home near Wauhatchie after a brief illness.

      Mr. Fryar was formerly with the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis railroad and was later with the Georgia highway department as maintenance foreman.

      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Fryar; four daughters, Lucille, Gertrude, Christine and Virginia; three sons, Richard, Jr., Clarence and Barney Fryar; five brothers, William, Robert, Joseph, Jerry and Frank Fryar; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Hartman and Mrs. John Jackson.

      Funeral services will be held at the Wauhatchie Methodist Episcopal church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the Revs. Willard Peak and John Murrell officiating. Interment will be in the Fryar cemetery.

      Pallbearers: Active, Gladson Manning, Floyd Travis, Lewis Eller, Earl Gledhill, J. B. Collins and Herman Carnes; honorary, J. M. C. Townsend, Will Cummings, Kelly Marable, Ed Boydstin, H. T. Ammerman, L.P. Hogue, Harry Brown, Herbert Cross, Bob Cross and Wilkes T. Thrasher.

      The National Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Chattanooga Times, Friday August 6, 1937, Page 9.


Note: Husband of Annie Johnson; Son of James and Emily Minerva Parker Fryar.


Submitted by Anne Templeton Wilson