James W. “Jim” Fryer, Sr.

December 07, 1942 ‒ November 14, 2017

Galion, Ohio

James W. “Jim” Fryer Sr., 74 of Galion passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born December 7, 1942 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and was the son of the later James DeForest Sr. and Edna (Collier) Fryer. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Della L. (Scott) Fryer whom he married on February 15, 1963.

He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a machinist for 29 years at General Motors. Jim enjoyed woodworking, cars, horseback riding, going to auctions, hunting, fishing, yardwork and above all else, spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children James W. Jr. (Rosemarie) Fryer, Wayne M. Fryer and Dana L. Enderle all of Galion; six grandchildren David Enderle, James D. Fryer, Jr., Justin Fryer, Amanda (John) Loper, Tavis Enderle and Jacob Fryer; five great-grandchildren Jossalyn, Izabelle, Grace, Jaxon and Jessie and two sisters Darlene Fryer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Joan (Phil) Zuluska of Idaho.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Walter officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jim Fryer Sr., and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • Aunt Della and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Jim was such an amazing man. Such a respectful gentlemen with a loving caring soul. I always loved visiting you guys. Out of all my granny’s sisters Aunt Della you and Uncle Jim have always been my favorite. My heart is so heavy. I am sending my love & prayers. I Love you all. Fly high uncle Jim. You will be missed by so many and you’re very loved xoxo

  • Della, Jim and family:
    So sorry to hear of Big Jim’s passing. He was a great man. He was always there for his family and always made you feel like part of his family. He will be missed. Sending our love and sympathy. Love Mark, Peggy and Luke

  • To Jimmy, Rosemarie and family,
    My prayers and condolences to you all. May the memories you share help get you through this difficult time.

  • Dana and family,
    We are sending our heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. May you remember all the good times. Love you!