Gerry William Frye


Gerry William Frye, 56 of Bascom, Florida died Sunday, November 14, 2021 at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital. He was born April 12, 1965 in Orlando, Florida to Bobby Lee Tyson and Dorothy Ann NeSmith.

He served in the United States Air Force and United States Air Force Military Police. Gerry enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, fence fabrication and working on his hobbies; welding and mechanics. He was employed for 19 years with the Jackson County Department of Corrections. Gerry was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Malone, FL, but most recently attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bascom.

Gerry was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lee Tyson; and his step-father, Haley Harper Frye.

He is survived his wife, Amy Gail Frye of Bascom; four sons, Derek Orshall (Brittney) of Cottondale, Robert Orshall of Bascom, Kevin Frye of Grand Ridge, Bradley Orshall, of Bascom; one daughter, Kimberly Frye, also of Bascom; his mother, Dorothy Ann Frye of Blountstown; one sister, Karen Frye of Tallahassee; two brothers, Terry Frye of Chipley, and Gerald Frye of Blountstown; along with numbers aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bascom, Florida with Rev. James Newell officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery in Gordon, Alabama with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral services at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.


Bo McClamma, Eric Daniels, Timothy Tidwell, Kevin Warren, Jeremy Skipper, and Bill Conrad.

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