William “Jimmy” James Fry Sr., 83, a resident of Morgan City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in his home.
William was born on June 29, 1936 in Counce, Tennessee to William Lester Fry and Evelyn Warren Fry.
He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Iris Crappell Fry of Morgan city; six children: Cyrilla Fry of Morgan City, William “Jim” Fry Jr. and wife Lisa of Berwick, Glenda LaGreca and husband Chuck of Schriever, Shelby Theriot and husband Jason of Berwick, Evelyn Ortiz and husband Mike of Patterson, and Connie Torres and husband Tony of Michigan; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Shelby Graham, Betty Nichols, Glynda Holmes, and Anita Fry.
William is preceded in death by his parents, William and Evelyn Fry.
There were a handful of things you could find Jimmy doing on any given day- all of which revolved around his family. From going to a ball game for his grandchildren; attending a school Veterans’ Day program or Grandparents Day function; singing nursery rhymes and songs to every baby in the family; working outside in the garden with his love, Iris; inquiring about everyone’s current life, job, or school event; and faithfully being there for his children whenever they needed him, scenarios like these were what brought him the most joy and fulfillment. You could find Jimmy there with his Dr. Pepper and Red Seal chewing tobacco in tow, while wearing his welding cap, plaid shirt, well-worn jeans, and Sperry top- sider shoes. Of all the accomplishments and seemingly tall tales you may hear him talking about, his wife, children, grand and great-grandchildren were the biggest and truest successes he was most proud of. On the rare occasion he wasn’t with his family, Jimmy enjoyed a good Western, reading his Bible or Louis L’Amour, or listening to zydeco. Jimmy lived an honorable, loving, redeemed, and full life. He fought the good fight and finished his race well.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Thibodaux First Assembly Church with a memorial visitation being held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service.