John “Kelly” Frye, Sr. of Leesburg, VA passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 73 after a long battle with lung disease. He died peacefully at home with his family and pastor by his side.
Kelly was born on Tuesday, October 23, 1945 in Leesburg, Virginia to Norman and Dorothy (Shewbridge) Frye. As a young man, Kelly excelled in all sports, namely baseball, basketball, and golf. As a lifelong sports enthusiast, he spent many years coaching and officiating various sporting events. After more than 30 years of service, Kelly retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a well-respected and beloved member of the community.
Kelly married his high school sweetheart, Nancy, and the two of them were happily married for over 50 years. Kelly was always a devoted family man and reveled in spending time with and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He loved to garden, cook, and can vegetables. His famous pickled beets were the most coveted at any family gathering.
Kelly will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Patton) Frye, his two sons, John K. “Jay” Frye, Jr. and wife, Lindsey, Patrick R. Frye and wife, Kelsey Noland, four grandchildren, Jake, Kaylee, Anna, and Sam Frye, and five siblings, Buddy Frye, Kermie Frye, Davey Frye, Terry Frye, and Carol Wilson. He was preceded by his parents and two siblings, Dickie Frye, and Sharon “Sissy” Frye.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Leesburg Community Church, located at 835 Lee Avenue, Leesburg, VA 20175. Pastor Tim Gianossa will lead the service. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leesburg Community Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.