Joe Fred (Sonny) Fry

Joe Fred (Sonny) Fry, 80, of Mansfield, Arkansas departed this life on November 10, 2020 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born December 20, 1939 in Elm Park, Arkansas, to Elsie Mae and Fred Joseph Fry. He retired from the Arkansas Forestry Commission on June 30, 1997. He worked there for 33 years. 

He loved fishing, cooking for his family, and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid Razorback fan and loved working in his yard. He loved the Lord, Jesus and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville, AR. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ruth Fry, infant daughter Vickie Ruth Fry, parents; Fred Joseph and Elsie Mae Fry, and sister; Shirley Temple Lang. 

He is survived by his daughter Becky Walker and her husband Robert, and two sons; Bradley Joe and Danny Chris Fry, all of Mansfield. 

Sonny is also survived by one sister Fanny Mae Lambert of Mount Ida, Arkansas, grandchildren; Kyle Walker and wife Adrienne of Fayetteville, Mallory Walker Bordelon and husband Scottie of Springdale, Danielle Fry Overton and husband Whit of Greenwood, James Fry and wife Emily of Y City, Matthew Fry and wife Erica of Hartford, Lance Fry of Hackett, Ashley Fry of Harrisville, Rhode Island, five great grandchildren; AnnaGrace Overton, Riley, Aaron, Landen, and Hayden Fry and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers are Kyle Walker, James Fry, Whit Overton, Scottie Bordelon, Bo Lang, Cody Lang, Russell Huskey and Gary Lawerence. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Walker, Duane Foote, Bruce Hainley, Mike Lewis, Jackson Smith, Dewayne Feimster, Richard Henson, David Yandell, Gene Kindle, and Junior Slate. 

Visitation will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family will visit with friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church gymnasium. 111 College Rd Huntington, AR. Masks required.  

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13 at Freedom Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Fellowship Baptist Church (111 College Rd Huntington, AR72940) in memory of J.F. Fry. 

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