- April 2, 2011
Edward Wilson Fry, member of a pioneer family in Harrison County, Texas, passed away in Dallas on April 2, 2011 at the age of 91 with his family by his side. A native of Marshall, Wilson was the son of the late Emory Elgin Fry and Cathrene Fry. Wilson was born on October 7, 1919 and graduated from Marshall High School as the Valedictorian of his class. He then attended Rice Institute where he was a Phi Beta Kappa, graduated with Distinction and won a National Scholarship to Harvard Business School. While attending Harvard, Wilson volunteered for World War II service, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross as a B-17 Radio Gunner with 33 missions over Europe and North Africa. After the war, Wilson worked for a short time in Public Accounting before beginning a career in the oil industry as an Accountant/ Financial Manager. Although always based in Dallas, he spent time working in Alaska, England and California. Wilson retired from Atlantic Richfield in Dallas after approximately 40 years service. As a member of “The Greatest Generation,” who lived through the Depression and World War II, Wilson had a special humility, always setting a good example with his high personal standards and putting his family first above all others. He was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and researching his family genealogy, and particularly enjoyed relaxing with his family at their house on Fern Lake in east Texas. His kindness and gentle spirit touched all who knew him. Wilson is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Katherine Carwile Fry of Dallas, his son, Bill and wife Kristen of Dallas, his son, John of Dallas, a sister, Mary Hallett Luckett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his granddaughter, Amanda Moore and husband Conor, his two great-grandchildren, Akeelah and Anderson Moore, his granddaughter, Jennifer, a senior at The University of Tulsa, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Skippy, one of many stray dogs that he and his wife gave homes to over the years. There will be a memorial service in Dallas on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in Cox Chapel at The Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, at the corner of Mockingbird and Hillcrest. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to your favorite charity.
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