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Brian McKenley Frye

November 11, 1993 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 27)

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Brian McKenley Frye, age 27, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Starr Regional Medical Center.

Brian was a native of Cleveland and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  He was a son of the late Bobby Ray Frye, and was preceded in death by a brother Jackie Ray Frye and grandparents McKinley and Nellie Mayes Frye.

Brian was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.  He loved to sing and write songs.  He was employed with Athens Lawn and Garden since 2015 as a small engine mechanic.  Brian was a 2012 graduate of McMinn County High School and proudly served in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Brian is survived by

Brother Dan Frye of Athens;

Cousin and close as a brother  J. Padgett Keasler of Athens;

Cousin Julie Keasler of Athens;

Loved by his Aunt Betty Grizzle of Athens;

Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12 PM – 1 PM Friday, April 16th at Ziegler Funeral Home. 

Graveside services will follow at 2 PM at Watts Cemetery in Loudon, TN with military honors.  Reverend Jimmy Lewis will be officiating. 

Pallbearers: J. Padgett Keasler, Dan Frye, Justin Stephens, Mike Hambrick, Mark Massicotte and Derek Atkins.

Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Athens Lawn and Garden which he loved as his family.

Brian will be sadly missed by all.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Brian McKenley Frye.

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April 16, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

April 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Watts Cemetery
3261 Watts Cemetery Road
Loudon, TN 37774

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