James M. Fry

  • Died: August 28, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


James M. Fry, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday at his home with his wife, Barb, at his side. He was born March 24, 1945 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Orville and Frances (Mattingly) Fry. James retired as a fork lift operator from Food Marketing (SuperValu) in 2005 after 38 years of service. He was known by the nickname " Duke" by all his family and friends because of his admiration for John Wayne and his movies. Jim loved sports and was a fan of Bobby Knight IU Basketball, the Detroit Tigers, and the Chicago Bears. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara A. (Carrion) Fry of Fort Wayne; sons, Bobby (Kami) Fry and Timothy B.(Heather) Fry, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lorie A. (Ken) Johnson of New Haven; Lisa M. (Clarence) Watkins of Waynedale; and Linnae K. (Richard) Stanley of Columbia City; thirteen grandchildren, Nykole, Nathan, Andrew, Joshua, Michael, Alexandra, Brittnie, Charity, Logan, Landen, Jordan, Cassidy, and Haley; seven great-grandchildren, Zander, Alexa, Emma, Sebastian, Emeri, Theo, and Noah; sisters, DiAnn Fry; and JoAnn Galuoppo, both of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 1 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Avenue with calling one hour prior. Calling also Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation.