James H. Frye

February 04, 1949 ‒ December 06, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James H. Frye, 67, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Parkersburg, WV on February 4, 1949 to the late William and Eveline (Burrows) Frye.

James worked for the former Continental Can in Mount Vernon.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #760, Mount Vernon, the NRA and the Honky Tonk Bar Association.  James enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing euchre and most of all; he loved spending time with his family.

James is survived by his daughters, Wendy (David) Ferenbaugh of Howard and Amy (Duane) Willey of Howard; grandchildren, Andrew (Erin) Springer, Devin (Lisa) Wears and Dylan Wears; great grandsons, Shawn Wears and Brayden Springer; brothers, Roger Frye of Howard, Carl (Susan) Frye of Newark and  Daniel (Kim) Frye of Raleigh, NC; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a grandson, Damon Springer.

The family will receive friends from Noon until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of James at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd, Mount Vernon.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with James’ funeral expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James H. Frye.

  • Wendy & Amy I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Your never prepared to lose your parents even if you know they are sick. My heart aches for you right now, because I understand what you are going through. Nothing I can say will ease the pain of his loss, but know that you have many out there who love you, and will be there for you! Cherish all the memories you made with your dad, because they will help you on the hard days. My thoughts and prayers will be with you the family, and all his and your friends in the days ahead. Hugs!

    Leigh Anne Manter

  • I am sorry for your loss. Jim was my friend for many years and even though we had lost touch with each other I know our friendship would have stayed the same as it had always been. Jim had also befriended my children and their lives are richer for having known him. Jim was a good man in every way that counted. I am proud to have known him and called him my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. The loss of his kind heart and smile will never be forgotten or replaced.

  • Truly sorry to hear about Jimmy. though I am his first cousin I didn’t know his family but I will be praying for them during this difficult time. May God bless you all.
    Melvin Siers Son of Irene and Holden,