Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 24, 2014 11:59 am EST


WARSAW — James Jr. “Sonny” Fry, 83, of TR 1159, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1930, on “Dutch Run” near Walhonding, to the late James Rollo and Arah Leora (Walters) Fry. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. in Camp Lejeune, N.C., from 1951 to 1953. He was an employee of Jade Oil and a part-time bus driver. He volunteered for many years with Bladensburg EMS. He was a member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ.

He is survived by five sisters, Beverly (Harvey) Young of Ashland, Donna (Herb) Peddicord of Coshocton, Carolyn (David) Richards of Warsaw, Dixie Slaughter of Coshocton, and Sharon (Randy) Snow of Coshocton; one brother, Larry (Shirley) Fry of Warsaw; three step-sons, Larry (Sue) Hardesty, Jeff (Theresa) Hardesty and Greg (Pam) Hardesty, all of Martinsburg; eleven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Carol (Hardesty) Fry; and a brother, Charles John Fry.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow in Darling Run Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, and also one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Tuesday. Visit

Memorial donations may be made to the Bladensburg Church of Christ, P.O. Box 16, Bladensburg, OH 43005.

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