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Isaac W. Frye

Isaac Frye, 70, died on the morning of June 6th at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO surrounded by family and friends. Born in Mt. Pleasant, IA on March 1, 1948, Mr. Frye was the oldest of four children of the late Floyd and Mary Frye. While growing up he lived in various places in Iowa and Missouri, graduated high school in Murray, IA, and college from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. Mr. Frye started his careers as a Physical Education teacher in Higbee, MO before being drafted to the Army in 1971. After 20 years of service, he became a truck driver for 27 years before retiring in 2018. Mr. Frye met his wife, Toni Hampton, during college and have often said she caught his eye right away. He married Toni in 1968, starting a 50-year adventure that included three children and living all around the world including North Carolina; Panama City, Panama; Colorado; Seoul, South Korea; and Illinois before settling in Cairo, MO in 1991. Mr. Frye was always active with a true appreciation for athleticism. He ran, coached, and officiated a number of sports games throughout his life. ESPN was a constant as he loved knowing about all sports no matter what level of play. He also sought adventure with anything that moved whether it be a car, motorcycle, UTV, or boat. Mr. Frye’s life was full of stories surrounding family and friends which he always cherished. Mr. Frye is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends: Toni Frye (wife) of Cairo, MO; Jeffery Frye (son) and his wife, Cynthia and their three children Jordan, Zachery, and Noah of Antioch, IL; Isaac M. Frye (son) and his wife, Jennifer and their son Cain of Yelm, WA; and Kelley Frye (daughter) of Kansas City. Two beloved dogs who are arguably the favorite children, Courtney and Nooch also survive. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family request with gratitude that donations be directed to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from one o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday the 16th. A celebration of life will be held at three o'clock on Saturday, the 16th of June in the Chapel of Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Isaac W. Frye please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Walt,Vicki, Owen and Luke Panko purchased the European Sympathy Dish Garden for the family of Isaac W. Frye.

Walt,Vicki, Owen and Luke Panko Jun 14 2018 12:00 AM

Ike was as close to a brother as I will ever have. It is very rare to have a friendship span so many years. I have a wealth of memories from our "glory days" in high school and beyond. I can still hear his laughter. We were nearly inseparable during our Junior and Senior years. Basketball, baseball and driving around and around Osceola chasing girls (which we never caught) was our life. With Ike, every day was fun. He was legendary for a night time drag race in his Dad's old Buick after a rare basketball victory. We were in the lead when the Iowa Highway Patrol clocked us at 110 mph and spoiled our fun. They were not happy with us and neither were our parents! Then there was the miraculous year our basketball team won the sectional tournament. We were on cloud nine! We were such underdogs it even made the Des Moines Register. Ike was nearly always the high scorer of our team. We stayed in touch all those years after high school by phone, letters, and touching base whenever he and Toni would stop for refueling at the Newton Truck Stop. Ike would often call me when on the road when some of the 'Oldies" songs would come on the radio and we would always reconnect once again to our glory days as well as catch up on the latest sports news. The song that most often took us back to our youth was "Chantilly Lace" by the Big Bopper. Ike was one of the kindest most decent persons I have ever known. He is in the Hall of Fame of my most cherished memories. We will always love you Ike. Fred.

Fred Franck Jun 13 2018 12:00 AM

Fred Franck, Lucille, Vicki, & Amanda purchased the Fields of Europe for Spring for the family of Isaac W. Frye.

Fred Franck, Lucille, Vicki, & Amanda Jun 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Isaac Frye

Richard and Myrna Hays Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM