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.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

With deepest sympathy and my prayers to family and friends. RIP Jim. Forever in my memories. All the cookouts at you and Barb's house, Orville and Boots' house and my parent's house. The times when you and dad would talk cars and start up the cars and rock the neighborhood. Dad and his Mustang and you had the Roadrunner. Then dad got the Ford Cobra. Talk about the mufflers vibrating the streets, they did that. RIP Jim. Thank you for the memories.

Posted by Shelly Witte - New Hven, IN   September 03, 2019

Dad, thank you for always supporting me and being there for me and my family. I love you and will miss you always!

Posted by Tim Fry - Fort Wayne, IN - Son   September 01, 2019

I will always cherish the memories we all made! Thank you for welcoming me into your family 25 years ago and always supporting us. I will miss all the times we laughed together!

Posted by Heather Fry - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   September 01, 2019

I will always cherish the memories we all made! Thank you for welcoming me into your family 25 years ago and always supporting us. I will miss all the times we laughed together!

Posted by Heather Fry - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   September 01, 2019

May God bless your family in this trying time.

Posted by Kendrick Williams - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   August 29, 2019

I will miss you dearly. Thank you for being a loving and caring father in law. Love you always, Kami❤

Posted by Kami Fry - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   August 29, 2019

My deepest condolences to Barb and the rest of the family i grew up with Linnae always have been like sisters was always welcomed and always mafe me feel like one of their kids prayers for all of you

Posted by Laura Jones Cronin - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   August 29, 2019

My deepest condolences to Barb and the rest of the family i grew up with Linnae always have been like sisters was always welcomed and always mafe me feel like one of their kids prayers for all of you

Posted by Laura Jones Cronin - Family Friend   August 29, 2019

I Love and miss you dearly Dad...Rest in Peace. Forever in my heart and on my mind...

Posted by Lisa Watkins - FORT WAYNE, IN   August 29, 2019


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"Thanks for the lollipops grandpa." -Love and miss you, -Haley and Cassie

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