Billy Dean Frye, 71, of Pitman Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 12, 2019. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Jay and Lula Greene Frye. He was retired as the produce manager for Food Lion Grocery in Spruce Pine and attended Cloudland Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Amy Frye Jackson (Stephen), of Bakersville; one sister, Shelby McClure (Lester), of Marion; one brother, Doug Frye (Carolyn), of Bakersville; sisters-in-law, Sheila Phillips and Ruth Frye; brother-in-law, Roger McKinney (Wanda), of Burnsville; one grandson, Tegan Jackson; special friends, Tommy and Reba Willis, and Brenda McNeill; and many special loved nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Cynthia McKinney Frye; son, Billy Dean Frye Jr.; brother, Roger Frye; and brother-in-law, Harold McKinney.
Funeral services were 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with Danny Silver, Brent Duncan and Larry Greene officiating. The family received friends one hour before the service. Interment was 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Bear Creek Cemetery. The family would like to say a special “thank you” to Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge and Dr. Larson.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Frye family.
Mitchell News-Journal • July 17, 2019