Robert Eugene “Bob” Frye, 78, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his residence. Bob was born August 27, 1939, to parents Earnie and Delphia (Duncan) Frye at Eminence, Mo. He grew up in the Ellington area attending school there and later moved to St. Louis where he became a St. Louis City Police Officer. He spent a total of 14 years there and was on the motorcycle unit for many years. Bob had been around the Piedmont area growing up and he dreamed of residing in our community. That dream was realized when he moved to Piedmont in the early 1980s. He became chief of Police at Piedmont and served in that capacity until January 2001.I n spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and being ornery. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and great-grandfather.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Lois of 55 years; son, Robert Bradley Frye of Piedmont; daughters, Vicky Fowler and husband Troy of Fisk, Mo. and Becky Frye of Piedmont, Mo.; grandchildren, Jordan Fowler, Alexandria Lee, Matthew Green; great-grandchildren, Peyton Fowler and one on the way; sister, Shirley Zook of Piedmont, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Wanda Davis.
There will be a memorial service planned for Bob later. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com