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Lee Roy Fryar

Lee Roy Fryar, 90, of Cherry Hill, Arkansas, passed away in Mount Ida, Monday, February 19, 2024. He was born December 13, 1933, in Oden, Arkansas, to the late Delbert Ray and Nora (Carmack) Fryar. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, sister Loeta Christenberry, brother Donald Ray Fryar, 2 great-granddaughters, Marlee Jo and Dana Kate Fryar.

After graduating high school from Oden High School, he was drafted to the United States Army, where he served in Korea. Lee Roy attended Henderson State University. He worked for Munroe Co. (Shoe Factory) as a Foreman for 32 years. After retiring he went to work at the Montgomery County Nursing Home as a bus driver and worked for them for 13 years.

Lee Roy is survived by his wife Patsy (Stovall) Fryar, they were married February 26, 1955, his children Loretta Fryar, Reggie (Sandy) Fryar, Felbert Randel (Susan) Fryar and Stephen (Robin) Fryar, grandchildren Josh (Leanna) Fryar, Chad (Rachel) Fryar, Eric (Kayla) Fryar, Erin (Courtney) Gaston, Matthew (Jessica) Fryar, Amber Godwin, Robert (Ashton) Fryar,  Derrick (Cassey) Fryar, 17 great-grandchildren, his brother Bob (Barbara) Fryar and his sister, Patricia (Bruce Bridges) Thacker, along with nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm at Thornton Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, 2:00 pm at the Pencil Bluff Baptist Church in Pencil Bluff, Arkansas, with Bro. Reggie Fryar officiating. Pallbearers will be Josh Fryar, Chad Fryar, Eric Fryar, Matthew Fryar, Robert Fryar and Derrick Fryar. Arrangements are under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida.

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