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 Alex Wendell Fry

Alex Wendell Fry

Birth
Kent County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Nov 2009 (aged 85)
Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Burial Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 44801024 · View Source
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Alex Wendell Fry, 85, died Monday, November 23, 2009, at an Abilene medical center.

Born in Kent County, Texas on June 25, 1924, Alex was the sone of Esther (Cobb) and Albert Alexander Fry.

After graduation from Spur High School in 1942, he served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Beckham during World War II. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific -- 2 Stars, American Area and Victory Ribbon.

He was a cowboy and rancher having worked on various ranches including the Pitchfork and The Spur Ranch.

Alex alos served as County Commissioner for Glasscock County for 12 years (1978-1990).

He moved from Kerrville, Texas to Abilene in October of 2001.

His parents; three brothers, A.T. Fry, Thedford Fry and Dale Fry; and two sisters, Adrian Fry and Lucille Smith, preceded him in death.

Alex is survived by his wife, Janet Fry of Buffalo Gap; children, Tammy Halfmann and husband, Butch of Garden City, Kay Gilstrap and husband, Stephen, and Patricia Smith all of Midland; and special son, Dr. Norm Poorman and wife, Angel, of Abilene. He is also survived by grandchildren, Marianne Halfmann, Alex Clay Halfmann, Suzanne McGloughlin, Jason Smith, Dustin Smith, Hunter Poorman and Hayden Poorman; stepchildren, Hal and Deb Poorman and Sam and Mo Poorman all of Kerrville, Tonja Griffin and Mary Jane Poorman of Houston, and Van and Irma Poorman of Katy; 11 step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was know as Paw Paw.

Survivors also include one sister, Nada Ivy and husband, Grady, of Powell, Wyoming; two brothers, Bill Fry and wife, Tennie, and Mack Fry and wife, Sharon, all of Lubbock; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including one special nephew and friend, Sonny Fry and his wife, Jody.

The family expresses special thanks for the gentle care and kindness provided by the Hendrick Hospice Care.


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  • Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
  • Added: 25 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44801024
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alex Wendell Fry (25 Jun 1924–23 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44801024, citing Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Alan Deel (contributor 46590424) .