Clayton W. "Screwdriver" Frye

Friday, November 24, 2006

Clayton W. "Screwdriver" Frye, 93, of Bloomfield, passed away 11 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at his residence.

Born Oct. 3, 1913 in Greene County, he was the son of Homer and Elsie (Collins) Frye.

He was a mechanic at NSWC Crane and was a member of the Bloomfield Odd Fellows Lodge and the union at Crane.

Survivors include: one daughter, Linda Alsman of Linton; three sons, Donald Wayne Frye Sr. of Solsberry, Robert "Boogie" and Larry Joe Frye, both of Bloomfield; 11 grandchildren, Donald Frye Jr., Teresa English, Lorena Smith, Roberta Knowels, Robert Troy Frye, Kylee Frye, Rose Feltner, Roy Frye, Mike Alsman, Rick Alsman, and Susan Alsman; 15 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; and two sisters, Thelma Workman and Wilma Kirk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mildred (Minks) Frye on Sept. 30, 1985; one daughter, Nina Pentecost; one son, Gerald Eugene Frye; two brothers, Max and Jessie "Bud" Frye.

Funeral service will conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Peggy Casteel officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeport Cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one-hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. The Bloomfield Odd Fellows will conduct a service 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made The Bloomfield Odd Fellows Lodge.

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