David S. Frye

Oscoda, Michigan
June 6, 1933 - May 15, 2020

Services

Final arrangements are being made by Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19, a memorial service and burial at the Ruby Cemetery in Kimball, MI will occur at a later date.

Obituary Notice

David S. Frye, aged 86 of Oscoda, MI died peacefully at his home on Friday, May 15, 2020. He was born to David S. and Ruby E. (Wilmot) Frye on June 6, 1933 in Bronson, MI. David and his family lived in Brighton and Port Huron. Dave graduated from Marysville High School in 1951. He joined the US Army after high school, serving from 1953-1955 in the Presidential Honor Guard at Fort Myer, serving the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. He guarded the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. After completing his service in the Army, he worked as a butcher for Halls Meat Market in Port Huron, MI, where he met his first wife, Sondra Hall. They were married for 18 years. Sondra Frye had multiple sclerosis and predeceased David in 1974. David has always been known for his strength in caring for and providing for his family. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has been the center of his entire life. He will always be remembered as a quiet, caring man. He was always generous to entertain family and friends and was hospitable to many people, touching lives with his kindness and quiet, gentle spirit. David met Rebecca Sobel in 1976 and they were married in 1977. He moved to Oscoda and began his career as a civilian butcher at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base commissary and retired in 1987. God blessed David and Becky with two children. David and Becky were active members of the Oscoda Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and served in other roles for many years. Presently, they have been members of the Calvary Baptist Church of Mikado for 15 years. David had a passion for working with children and youth, as he wanted them to know Jesus; he served as the Commander of the Awana program at Oscoda Baptist Church for 18 years. The family participated in many Awana events around Michigan and the Midwest. He built and designed an elaborate pine wood derby course that was enjoyed by several generations of Awana children locally and around the state of Michigan. It is still being used today. He loved to garden and for most of his life grew the most beautiful roses! He had amazing vegetable gardens and his yard was always in pristine condition. His hobbies were traveling, woodworking, and photography. He and his friends gathered at McDonalds every day for coffee and conversation. He is survived by his wife Rebecca; his children, Keri Frye, Paul (Megan) Frye; and grand dog, Sebastian. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Ethel Frye. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sondra; his parents, David and Ruby Frye; his brothers, Wendell Frye and Gerald Frye and his sister, Carol Kersten. Final arrangements are being made by Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19, a memorial service and burial at the Ruby Cemetery in Kimball, MI will occur at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 2902 E. F-30, Mikado, MI 48745, Heartland Hospice in West Branch, and/or Compassionate Home Health Care in Alpena, MI. You may leave your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Memorials can be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 2902 E. F-30, Mikado, MI 48745, Heartland Hospice in West Branch, and/or Compassionate Home Health Care in Alpena, MI.

Condolences

So sorry for you loss. This was a special man. Enjoyed his many stories and adventures. God's blessings to his family.
— Nancy Kerentoff and family
Becky, Keri, Paul was so, sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. Our condolences msy GOD wrap his loving arms around ALL of you and give you comfort as you grieve. HUGS to ALL Alan,Larua, Aaron and family, Josh and family and Caleb Cassiday.
— Laura Cassiday
Rest-in-Peace Comrade and thank you for your service at the Tomb Of The Unknown Solider.
— Veterans if Foreign Wars, Tawas Post 5678
We are so sorry to learn of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Zanita
— Zanita Arends
Becky and Family's , I am So Sorry to hear about Dave's Passing . I know he will be Dearly Missed . I enjoyed the Times he and I had talking and even getting Dave to Chuckle . And Oh Yes even Dave would Come up with some Good Ones Also lol. He was a Good Man and I knew How Much His Family Loved him and He Loved You Guys as well . He hardly ever Complained about What he was Going Through , He Indeed will Be Missed . Hugzz Becky For You and Your Family's
— David w Newsome

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