Obituary for Rickie "Rick" A. Frye

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Rickie "Rick" A. Frye

October 1, 1953 - January 20, 2017

Rickie A. “Rick” Frye, age 63, passed away Friday morning, January 20, 2017 at his home in Martinsville.

He was born on October 1, 1953 in Martinsville, to his parents, the late Ray “Buck” and Martha Pauline (Cooper) Frye. He retired in 2003 after 30 years of working construction for the Laborers International Union, Local 120 in Indianapolis. After retirement, he worked as an usher for Indiana University events and was the owner and operator of Frye’s Lawn Care in Martinsville.

Rick was a member of the Martinsville American Legion Post 230 and the Martinsville Elks. He was an avid fan of Indiana University Athletics, enjoyed playing golf and working in his yard. Rick loved spending time with his family and will be remembered as “Papaw Rick” for his love of children.

Rick is survived by his wife, Ellen L. (Porter) Frye, whom he married on November 27, 2004 in Martinsville; children, David (Poppy) Miller of Morgantown and Steven Miller of Indianapolis; brothers, Kenny (Lori) Frye, Steve (Janis) Frye, David (Theresa) Frye and Larry (Sandy) Frye all of Martinsville; grandchildren, Dylan, Dustin, Steven Jr. and Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jim, Melvin and Donnie Frye.

Mr. Phil Deckard will conduct a funeral service on Monday at 7 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Rick to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th St. Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: October 1, 1953
Died: January 20, 2017

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Tim Standeford posted on 1/22/17

Thanks for the great memories Rick we will miss You. My prayers are with You and Your family.


Sam Carmichael posted on 1/21/17

Rick will be missed by all. He made us all laugh and enjoy his humor. I will miss seeing him at the golf course early on Fridays and all his comments and excuses about how he played.


Terry and Dianna Vandagrifft posted on 1/21/17

Prayers with your family, lots of memories Rick


Pam Wethington Cook posted on 1/21/17

God be with you on your journey home.


David S. Bickford posted on 1/21/17

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family. Having not met Rick, I have been friends with his brothers here in Betmar for almost ten years; and have seen the closeness of these brothers. There are few words that one can express at this time that takes away the pain from losing a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you find pease through the Lord. God Bless. Friend, Dave


Rocky Hall posted on 1/21/17

Sorry for your lose Rocky


Deborah Burns posted on 1/20/17

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family. Always was on the go. Will miss him.


Janet Delucenay Webster posted on 1/20/17

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP Rick you will be missed


Angel Bargee posted on 1/23/17

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in out thoughts and prayers.


Shelly Fouts posted on 1/23/17

Rick was a really great guy. He loved his grandkids. Whenever I would see Rick he would always talk to me about the IU sports. Rick would do anything he could to help someone out. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Ellen and the Miller family.


Tom & Betty Chambers posted on 1/23/17

We are so so sorry for your loss, Rick was quiet a character he was always there for you. I know he will be greatly missed. If you ever need anything feel free to give us a call. Sincerely, Tom & Betty, ps so sorry I can't be there to show my respect,Betty


Walter Hatfield posted on 1/23/17

I and my family extend our sincere condolences and as a member of the IU Events Staff I personally extend my prayers for the healing of the natural anguish in the days to come. God Bless You.????


George, Sharon and Mikiesha Groff posted on 1/23/17

We were pleased to know and work with Rick at Indiana University. A donation has been made to the American Cancer Society in Rick's name.


Sandy Porter Jinkins posted on 1/22/17

Ellen and Family-we love you, and are praying for the love of God to surround you and give you strength and comfort now, and in the days to come. We are here day or night if you need anything of us.


Landon posted on 2/9/17

I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the Frye family. Losing a loved one is never easy. However, the Bible offer us a wonderful hope in that we will see these precious ones again soon (John 5:28,29). May the god of all comfort strengthen you during this most difficult time.