Bobby Lee Frye

Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Mr. Bobby Lee “Earl” Frye, 81, of Atmore, answered the Master’s Call on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Sacred Heart-Covenant Hospice in Pensacola.

A native of Atmore, Mr. Frye was an industrious man. He was a 1957 of Escambia County Training School in Atmore and graduate of Wenonah State Community College in Birmingham. After graduating college, Mr. Frye served four years in the U. S. Navy.

He was an entrepreneur as he, along with his brother, established Frye Construction Co. Years later, he and his wife opened the Chick-a-Dee lounge and Frye Tire Link. Mr. Frye was known by many as a teacher, motivator, activist and Mentor. 

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He was preceded in death by his parents, John Eddie (Rollie Mae) Frye; his sister, Narvell Parker; and his brother, Benny Lee Frye.

Those left to cherish his life and legacy are his wife, Ida Mary Frye of Atmore; a daughter, Kimberly (William) Evans of Petersburg, Va.; two sons, Layton Earl (Karen) Frye of Mobile and John Earl (Hasana) Frye of Atmore; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service will be held this Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, 157 Carver Ave., Atmore with the Rev. Willie Hawthorne, pastor, officiating. Inhumation with Military Honors will be in Stallworth Cemetery. Public viewing will be held this Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. His body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.