Raymond L. Fry Sr., 65

Published 3:05pm Monday, January 7, 2013

Born: Oct. 7, 1947

Died: Jan. 5, 2013

Raymond L. Fry Sr, 65, of Cassopolis, passed away at Lakeland Hospital in Niles on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.


Ray was born on Oct. 7, 1947 to the late Ernest Fry Sr. and Mary Jane (Black) Heath in Dowagiac, Mich. Ray was a jack of all trades; he loved helping out other people and was always using his carpentry and electrical skills to build things for others.  Ray was a member of the Masons Peninsular Lodge #10 in Dowagiac, past member of the Shriners, member of the Knights Templar and a member of the Royal Arch.  Ray was an “old school” kind of guy who would always take someone at their word and the shake of a hand.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Ernest Fry Jr. and Richard Fry.

Ray is survived by his wife, of 27 years, Sherida, children Christine (Kenny) Kiggins of Muncie, Ind., Raymond (Tina) Fry Jr. of White Pigeon, Mich., Tami (Scot) Decker of Cassopolis, Mich., Gregory “Chad” (Katlyn) Fry of Niles, Tina (Bryan) Roush of Niles, Duane Coons of Cassopolis and Terri (John Sievert) Coons of Cassopolis, 17 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and siblings Mary (John) Hamilton of Dowagiac, Michigan, Marlane (Jim) Stanek of Dowagiac and Betty (Richmond) Harman of Palm City, Fla.

A memorial service to honor Ray’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church located at 209 East State Street in Cassopolis.

Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children located at 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

Those wishing to leave condolences for the family or upload a photo of Ray for the family may do so on our website at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.

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