Jack Phillip Fry

1936 - 2021

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Jack P. Fry, 85 of Kenton passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021. He was born in Kenton to the late Merle and Mildred (Decker) Fry on January 11, 1936. Jack married Shirley L. Keckler on July 29, 1956 and she preceded him in death on May 26, 2009. He was a 1954 graduate of Kenton High School and served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corp. Jack was a farmer and served as a Deputy Sheriff for Hardin County Sheriff's Office as the first career deputy in Hardin County, serving for 40 years. He is survived by his daughter, Becky (Bruce) Beery, grandchildren, Ashley Beery both of Richwood, Ohio, brother, Mike (Peggy) Fry of Celina, nephew; John (Jessica) Fry and children; Sommer Fry all of Hebron, niece; Julie (Mike) Baird and children; Sam, Emily and Luke Baird all of Kenton. Jack was a member of the Kenton Elks Lodge #157, the Hardin County Farm Bureau, Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, Hardin County Restorers, Hardin County Genealogical Society and Flat Branch Church of Christ. Mr. Fry had the pleasure of guarding several U.S. Presidents. Jack loved old airplanes and helicopters, taking many rides in them. He also enjoyed traveling the continental U.S. and many islands. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Jack to Hardin County Council on Aging Trip Fund, 100 Memorial Ave, Kenton, Ohio 43326 or Kindred Hospice, 1199 Delaware Ave, Marion, OH 43302. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting stoutcrates.com.


Service Information

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    Hardin County Council on Aging
    100 Memorial Ave.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Kindred Hospice

    1199 Delaware Ave, #102a
    Marion, Ohio 43302

  • Instructions:

    A private family graveside service will be held at Grove Cemetery.



Condolences For Jack Phillip Fry

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To : Becky and family
Date :Saturday, January 30th 2021
From : Jocelyn Kavanagh
Deepest sympathies Becky. Prayers for peace in your heart that your Dad is with the Lord and other loved ones.



To : Becky and familt
Date :Saturday, January 30th 2021
From : Mike and Barb Brake
Beck, Bruce and Ashley, Sorry to read of your father’s death. You should be proud of him for being a peace officer and farmer..Again please accept our condolences.



To : Becky and family
Date :Saturday, January 30th 2021
From : Deb and Marvin Gillfillan
Becky,
So sorry to hear about your dad. What a great guy. He was always smiling! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Deb and Marvin Gillfillan



To : Becky and Family
Date :Sunday, January 31st 2021
From : Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to read of your dad's passing. Please accept my condolences and know you're in my thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy, Cheryl



To : Becky
Date :Sunday, January 31st 2021
From : Diane Steinman
You have my deepest condolences; I so enjoyed seeing your Dad on the farm and during the Fair. His warm and engaging manner was hard to beat! Our Father's have gone upstairs together; I'm sure they've already discussed the weather, crop yields and past hauls to Landmark!
You are in my thoughts.
Diane Steinman



To : Becky and Family
Date :Sunday, January 31st 2021
From : Dennis D Patterson
I had the PLEASURE of working with Jack and the rest of the Deputies from 1972 to 1979 while working at the Findlay Post and as the Resident Trooper for Hardin County. I'll never forget him or the rest of the Deputies. Good people.




To : Becky
Date :Sunday, January 31st 2021
From : Keith Hughes
Becky
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in our prayers.He was a true example of a just law officer.
God Bless!
Keith and Robin Hughes



To : All of Jack's Family and Friends
Date :Monday, February 1st 2021
From : Juanita R Dowdy RN
I met Jack almost 2 years ago to the day of his passing. He was one of our success stories. It was like he went on hospice just to say he did that too! He was a wonderful patient. He and his family were so easy to love... a nurses dream case. I so appreciated the opportunity to serve one who has served so may others in his time. I know he is enjoying his fry pie in the sky now. Forever yours, Juanita



To : Fry family
Date :Monday, February 1st 2021
From : Tom King
Sorry about hearing about Jack. What a very special person. Known him for most of my life, as a deputy and as a farmer. Knew his brother Mike very well from school. My sympathy to the family! Tom King



To : Fry family
Date :Monday, February 1st 2021
From : Tom King
Sorry about hearing about Jack. What a very special person. Known him for most of my life, as a deputy and as a farmer. Knew his brother Mike very well from school. My sympathy to the family! Tom King



To : Diane
Date :Wednesday, February 10th 2021
From : Paulette
Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers.



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