July 15 1922 August 30 2019
Reverend Jeff W. Fryer, of Springfield, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1 o’clock in the chapel of Springfield First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Wallace, Rev. Hap Hewgley and Rev. Woody Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Springfield Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, September 3rd at 10 o’clock with friends and family serving as Pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held Monday from 11am until the hour of service at 1pm. Reverend Fryer was born July 15, 1922 to the late Zack and Emma Choate Fryer in Robertson County, TN. He attended Martin College; Austin and Peay State University and Vanderbilt University School of Religion. He served the ministry for 45 years until his retirement in 1988. It began in 1943 with the Methodist Church where he was ordained in 1949, Deacon in 1951, Elder in 1953 and retired in 1988 from Springfield First United Methodist Church. After a short recess, he became a part-time pastor at Highland Chapel Union Church in Ridgetop, TN where he served for another 18 years. Other appointments where he served were; 1952, Smyrna; 1956, Old Hickory; 1960 Andrew Price; 1970, Brentwood; 1980 District Superintendent, Cumberland District Superintendent. Along with his parents, Reverend Fryer is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Naomi Hinkle Fryer; and son-in-law, Michael Jackson. He is survived by his son, Randall (Alexandra) Fryer of Nashville; daughter, June Jackson of Seattle, WA; brother, Delwin Fryer of Gallatin; grandchildren, Jeffrey Fryer, Mari (Joe) O’Neil, Miranda (Mike) Wood and Lindsay (Pal) Walker; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Austin and Matthew Wood, Naomi and Thomas O’Neil and Harley and Cynthia Fryer; and great great-grandson Wailyn Wood. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME- 509 WALNUT STREET, SPRINGFIELD, TN (615) 384-1000 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rev. Jeff W. Fryer please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rev Jeff W Fryer July 15 1922 August 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Greenbrier, state: Tennessee