October 9, 1946 - March 18, 2020
Jack Byron Fry, Jr., 73, of Rowlett, TX passed away on March 18, 2020 due to complications from diabetes, including heart disease and kidney failure. Jack was born on October 9, 1946, in Terre Haute, IN to Jack Fry, Sr. and Marcella Fry, both of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Fry, whom he married on November 18, 1972; sister, Karen Birsfield of Pinellas Park, FL; daughter, Sarah Fry of Dallas, TX; daughter Amanda Schwerin and her husband, Matthew Schwerin, of Mesquite, TX; and five grandchildren, Michelle Schwerin, Andres Schwerin, Alianna Schwerin, Moriah Schwerin, and Marshall Schwerin.
Jack served in the United States Army as a radio operator from 1966 to 1968, stationed in Germany during Vietnam. He worked for Culligan Fire Protection in Indianapolis, IN from 1972 to 1974 becoming a journeyman sprinkler fitter in 1974 and a member of the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry for 38 years. In 1987, Jack and Sandy, with their daughters, moved to Okeechobee, FL so Jack could fish on Lake Okeechobee anytime he wanted. Jack worked as a health inspector until his early retirement in 1996.
Jack enjoyed hunting, and returned to Indiana annually during deer season. He enjoyed working with youth and volunteered countless hours working with 4-H youth. Jack also enjoyed shooting pool, occasionally hustling someone for a few bucks. And, he loved to play poker, especially Texas Hold ‘Em, and enjoyed dealing cards at the casino on the Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Reservation.
Throughout his life, Jack enjoyed bowling, which is how he met Sandy. Together, they competed in numerous bowling tournaments throughout the U.S. He also loved family vacations, especially July 4th trips to Panama City Beach.
He was a member of the Versailles, IN American Legion Post 073 for 38 years and the Versailles, IN Masonic Lodge No. 7 for 32 years.
The family intends to hold a celebration of life in Terre Haute, IN
after the coronavirus pandemic.
A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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