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06/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Jackie Fryer

John Fryer, Jr.
(02 July 1937 - 09 June 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Saturday.        Jackie Fryer, Class of 1956, brother of   Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX and of the late Sammy Fryer, Mimi Fryer Chaffin, Phyllis Fryer McGuinn (d. 25 July 1997), and Gladys Fryer Leonard (1933 - 14 Aug 2000), passed away in his sleep at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 less than three weeks before his 78th birthday.

http://www.nnhs65.com/Fourth-July.html 

http://www.nnhs65.com/09-30-06-EVELYNS-PARTY.html


   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 06/10/15, 08:44 PM - "Brother JACKIE":

JACKIE passed away this after his way---peacefully by his daughter's side.

Funeral arrangement are incomplete. Information will be in the newspaper when plans are made.

We thank you for your friendship.

Love, Evelyn

   Oh, Evelyn! I am so very sorry to learn this! Thank you for letting me know. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear brother.


From the Daily Press - 06/13/15:

                 John Fryer, Jr.
 
      GLOUCESTER - John "Jack" Fryer, Jr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 10, 2015 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

Jack was born in Lisburn, Ireland on July 2, 1937. When he was 9 years old his father relocated his family of 6 children to the United States where his father resided. The family came to the US on the US Washington, landed in New York and proceeded down thru PA, Cape Charles and Hampton, where they reached their destination. Their uncle picked them up and took them to Hilton Village in Newport News, where they resided until Mr. Fryer found accommodations for them.

 
Jackie Fryer
 

Jack's career path led him to work at VEPCO (now Dominion) after graduating from high school. After his daughter was born he applied for and was accepted to the Apprentice School at NASA Langley.

Jack worked in various positions at NASA beginning as an Engineering Technician and ending as an Experimental Mechanical Technician in a supervisory position. During his 34 years at NASA Jack was involved in many projects including one at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland where they tested "futuristic" laser usage.

After retiring from NASA Jack relocated to Naples, Florida. He loved the weather there and many of his friends had relocated as well. He became a "snow bunny" traveling back and forth to Gloucester and Naples.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, John Fryer, Sr. and step mother, Mary; his brother, Sammy (Harriett); sisters, Mimi, Phyllis (Mike) and Gladys (Bobby).

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Edie Bell; three grandsons, Michael and Christopher Keller and Taylor Bell; great grandson, Blake Keller; his sister, Evelyn Fish; nine nieces and five nephews.

Jack wished to thank all his friends who were in constant contact with him while he went through his health issues.

A special thanks also to Teresa Hogge, Betsy Taylor and Jennifer Hutchinson who were Jack's hospice nurses and he treasured their attention.

Memorial service officiated by Reverend Bud Goude will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.

In his memory the family requests memorial contributions to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Family and friends may share condolences and memories at www.hoggfh.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on June 13, 2015. 
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June 13, 2015

JACK AND I WORKED AT NASA IN THE 90'S. WHEN HE RETIRED AND MOVED TO NAPLES, HE CALLED OFTEN AND TOLD ME, 'COME ON DOWN'. HE LOVED HIS CONDO AND THOUGHT HE GOT A GREAT DEAL, COMPLETELY FURNISHED, ETC. ONE DAY HE CALLED FROM NAPLES WHEN I WAS OUT; HE ASKED MOLLY [MY WIFE] WHERE I WAS. SHE RESPONDED, "HE IS WITH HIS MISTRESS." JACK SAID HE WAS SORRY, AND QUICKLY HUNG UP. WHEN I CAME HOME, MOLLY TOLD ME HE CALLED, AND WHAT SHE HAD TOLD HIM. I WAS AT MY BOAT, WHICH MOLLY CALLED MY MISTRESS, SINCE I SPENT SO MUCH TIME THERE. I QUICKLY CALLED JACK BACK AND TOLD HIM WHERE I WAS. WE LAUGHED, AND MOLLY ADDED, "HIS MISTRESS HAS A FIBERGLASS BELLY." REST IN PEACE, JACK. PETER EDGETTE

~ PETER EDGETTE
 

June 13, 2015

Barbara, Edie and family, Praying for comfort for you all at this time You have some wonderful memories and can rejoice he is out of pain. May God's peace be with you all.
 
 

June 13, 2015

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin


June 13, 2015

Fryer family, so sorry to hear about loss; we will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time.
 

June 13, 2015

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  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Jackie's family, friends, and classmates.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam56.html


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)


Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.


"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://users.stargate.net/~bmames/ht0061_.htm - 03/30/09

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Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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