Forrest Earl Frye, 85, Grove, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at the Grand Lake Villa in Grove.

Forrest was born on Oct. 7, 1932 in Delaware County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Cleve and Gladys (Sing) Frye.

He was a husband, father, grandfather, and a friend. Forrest was a beef cattle rancher; it’s not the cattle that make you a rancher, it’s the love, hard work and character, and every day that Forrest spent in the pasture, it made him feel blessed beyond measure.

Forrest also worked at Walmart for 19 years, where he pushed carts for 15 years and greeted folks for four years. Forrest also enjoyed hunting.

Forrest was preceded in death by his parents Cleve and Gladys Frye and one son Steven Allen Frye.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Montgomery) Frye of the home; two sons: Johnny Frye of Grove, and Terry Frye of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was blessed with three grandchildren: Jonathan Frye, Vivian Frye and Robyn Diemert; and two great grandchildren: Ty and Abigail Harris.

Services took place on Monday, Oct. 30, at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Grove, with burial following in the Southwest City Cemetery.

Honoring Forrest’s life serving as casket bearers were Jonathan Frye, Jim Frye, Danny Frye, Mike “George” Frye, Darrell Spillers and Buddy Larison.

Online condolences can be made by viewing Forrest’s Book of Memories at