John E. 'Papa' Fry, 76, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, TN.
To his grandchildren, 'Papa' was 'The Candy Man!'.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Helen 'Susie' Fry; children, Mary, Jake (Nancy), Bill (Andrea), and Susan Fry (Brian Woods); three step-children, Charles Hyder (Penny), Renee Garber (Geoff), and Rebecca Perry (Chuck); eighteen precious grandchildren; step-mother, Elaine Fry; brother, Robert Fry; sisters, Elizabeth Fry and Judy Lanfried; step- sister, Susan Powell; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank his doctors, nurses, aides, therapists, Advanced Home Health and Wellmont Hospice for their excellent compassionate care.
Family graveside services were held at Oak Hill Memorial Park.