Jerry Lee Fryman

July 22, 1947 ‒ June 02, 2014

Radnor, Ohio

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

  • My love to Jett, Jana, Jeremy, Jerrica and all the furry and feathered survivors of the Fryman family. My young life would never have been what it was without Jerry and the lot of you. Jerry helped raise three wonderful children who have grown into equally wonderful adults perfectly capable of carrying on his memory. You were lucky to have him as a father.

    I for one, have and will always think of Jerry when I hear Lynyrd Skynyrd or see a beautifully tended garden.

  • Jana: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you and your family will find the strength to say good bye to your dad. I will be thinking of you and your family on these difficult times. Un abrazo Enrique

  • I remember Jerry from the years our families attended Radnor School. I remember him as a quiet person. I am saddened to learn of his death but am so impressed at the life he led. God is good to give us good memories of our loved ones.
    Sincerely, Linda Taylor-Seiter

  • I was very saddened to hear about Jerry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fryman family; most especially Jett, Jeremy, Jana, and Jerrica.
    God bless,
    Lori (Walton) Stover & family

  • Jermey,sorry to hear about your father,you had told me about all his troubles,but I guess he just couldn’t make it. This for the reat of your family too, but I didn’t know them only thru you.

    John Stout

  • Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!! Blessing to one special family.

  • Jeremy and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. All of us at MTC are saddened, but glad to see you have a strong family and core group of friends for support. Our thoughts are with you.

    Joel

  • Jeremy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

  • JERRY WAS THE FIRST PERSON I MET AND TALKED TO WHEN I STARTED AT B.V. HE WAS NICE TO ME,AND I NEEDED THAT AT THE TIME.I SEE HE HAS HELPED OTHERS IN HIS LIFE,AND MADE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.EVEN THOUGH WE WERE NOT CLOSE IN OUR LATER YEARS,I LL NEVER FORGET THE KIND WORDS YOU SAID TO ME,THE FIRST TIME WE MET.I M SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE.GOOD PEOPLE ARE TO FIND IN THIS DAY AND AGE,BUT YOU WERE ONE OF THEM.GO IN PEACE JERRY.

  • Dear Fryman Family,
    I was sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. May he rest in peace.

  • Fryman family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Be strong and remember all of the good times, may God be with all of you.

  • Jeremy and family,
    Just checked my MTC email and heard the sad news. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. In the coming days may your family have confort and celebration for the wonderful life of your father. From reading the obituary he was a remarkable man. Sending prayers your way.
    Rhonda Feasel

  • I was so sorry to read of Jerry’s passing. I know he will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him. May our memories be the blessings we need. God be with you in you sorrow. May you be comforted by the love of his many friends.

  • I am glad I got to meet and know Jerry. He will always be remembered by me. Love and prayers for the family. May you all have memories you will hold onto forever.

  • My condolences to the Frymans.

    I know it’s different for everyone, but grief is a painful, non-linear process that ultimately ends, though the memories, rightfully, will stay with you forever.