Jerry Lee Fryman
July 22, 1947 ‒ June 02, 2014
Surrounded by friends and family, Jerry Lee Fryman passed away in the evening of Monday, June 2, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Born in Ostrander, OH on July 22, 1947 to the late Richard and Luella (Starling) Fryman, Jerry loved racing cars, and collecting coins, teapots and jars. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army.
During high school Jerry worked at Fiant’s Plumbing and Heating and after his military service he returned to the company for a total of 23 years. In 1977 he married his sweetheart, Georgette “Jett” (McClain), and together they had 3 children. He was well-known for his metalwork, willingness to help others, dedication to gardening, and being a pillar of strength and support for his family and friends.
After retiring in 2009 from working 23 years at the Delaware County Engineers Office, Jerry continued to work as a jack-of-all-trades for the Delaware and Marion County communities, continued his avid gardening and love of trains and be a source of knowledge and friendship for those around him.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Georgette “Jett” (McClain) Fryman; 3 children Jeremy of Big Island, OH, Jana of Manassas, VA and Jerrica of Radnor; 6 siblings Jenney and Bernard McCombs and Jack and Sandi Fryman of Radnor, Jeff Fryman and John and Dot Fryman of Ostrander, Joe and Shirley Fryman of Prospect, and Jim and the late Pam Fryman of Marengo; also survived by many nieces, nephews, close friends, and furry and feathered friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Josephine and a brother Edgar.
The family will receive friends on Thursday June 5th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where services celebrating Jerry’s life will be held on Friday June 6th at 11:00 am. Family friend, former County Engineer Fred Stults will give the benediction and say prayer and Ret. Colonel Chris Acker will be providing the eulogy. Burial, with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association, will be in Radnor Cemetery. There will be a reception held at the Radnor United Church of Christ immediately after the interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Delaware County People in Need (P.I.N.) or In Memory of Jerry Fryman, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, P.O. Box 11, Dennison, OH 44621.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com