Obituary of Edward Jerome Fry
Edward Jerome Fry, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at his home in Wytheville, Virginia. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the youngest son of the late Andrew R. and Ruth Grubb Fry. Edward was a well-known, skilled carpenter and a lifetime farmer. He was also a loving husband and father. Edward is survived by his wife of 53 years, Juanita Harris Fry, his daughter Deborah and her husband Daniel Gravley of Wytheville, his son Eddie and his wife Kim Fry of Atkins, and his daughter Christy Rodgers of Wytheville. He leaves four grandchildren; Christopher and Michael Rodgers of Wytheville, Ellie and her husband Cody Wirtel of St. Louis, Missouri, and Tanner Fry of St. Louis, Missouri. He leaves five step grandchildren; Shane Smith of Wytheville, Gage Smith of Wytheville, Cody and his wife Kasey Umberger of Wytheville, Ashley and her husband Stephen Quinn of Wytheville, and Brianna Umberger of Atkins. He also leaves a great grandson, Carter Fry of St. Louis, Missouri. He leaves his sisters; Claudine Steffey of Dublin, Mildred and her husband Ted Miller of Crockett, and his brother, A.R. and wife Shirley Fry of Wytheville, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends and be remembered by many. Special thanks to Dr. James McConnell, Blue Ridge Cancer Center, and Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia. Funeral service will be held 7 P.M. Friday, November 6, 2020 at Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Reverend Kent Lewis. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 P.M. until service time. A graveside service will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Community Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.