He was born in Linton on Aug. 21,1939, the son of Robert "Chick" and Mary "Bea" (Cullison) Frye.
He served in the Army National Guard, and retired from Crane as an explosives handler. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his two brothers, James L. and Ronald R. Frye, both of Switz City; two sisters, Mary Belle Stone of Linton and Sandra L. Saude, of Worthington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Roberta S. Jones.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 11 a.m.Thursday. Burial will follow at Switz City Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent to www.welchcornett.com.