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William Joseph Fryer
Birth: Apr. 22, 1908
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1967
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

Born in Brooklyn, NY to immigrants John Frank Fryer (England) and Catherine Donnelly (Ireland), my father traveled on the thoroughbred horseracing circuit as a cook and settled in Lexington, Kentucky after meeting and marrying my mother, Anna Mae Hughes. They were married April 18, 1939 in Lexington, Kentucky by the Reverend Clarence Walker.

He served in the Navy during World War II, also as a cook. Subsequently he was employed by the Narcotic Farm on Newtown Pike in Lexington and finally by the Lexington Municipal Housing Project (now razed). He also worked as a vender for Turf Catering Company for whom he sold peanuts at University of Kentucky Basketball Games at Memorial Coliseum and for other local sporting venues.

He fathered two children; myself and my brother, William Dee (Billy) Fryer and had three grandchildren who were born after his death; DeONa Marie Stratton, Joseph Donald (Jodee) Stratton and Melissa Ann Fryer.

My father died unexpectedly at the early age of 59 on my 24th birthday.

 
 
Burial:
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section 43, Lot 347
 
Created by: Judi Fryer
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
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William Joseph Fryer
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William Joseph Fryer
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- SFC USA RET Duffie & Kathy
 Added: Oct. 21, 2014
You were a very special person, Daddy, and more than that your were definitely a very special daddy. I don't think I told you that enough. I hope you knew anyway! I love you and I miss you. Happy Father's Day in heaven to my very special daddy!
- Your loving daughter, Judi
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
you are missed and loved very much. Honoring your Earthly birthday Mr. Fryer, Rest at Peace.
- D. Singleton Shell
 Added: Apr. 22, 2014
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