Robert S. Frye, 94, passed peacefully at home on May 10, 2018. Robert was born November 18, 1923 in Sedalia, MO to Bert & Laura Frye. He graduated from Sedalia’s Smith-Cotton High School, received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Missouri Columbia, and his Master’s Degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City. He served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked 42 years as a District Engineer for Missouri Public Service Co and was also a contributing writer for professional engineering publications.
In 1950 he began his 60-year marriage to the love of his life Mary Catherine Palmer. Together they resided in Warrensburg & Lee’s Summit, MO and had two sons, Rick and Bob. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Masons, First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit and was a founding member of the Lee’s Summit Lions Club. One of his greatest joys in life was working and spending time on his family farms.
He is survived by sons, Rick (Dee) Frye and Bob Frye; grandchildren, Reid, Emily and Libby Frye; and brother, Gene Frye. He is preceded in death by parents, Bert & Laura Frye; spouse, Mary Catherine Frye; and siblings, Bertice Frye, Bernice Hallman, Fred Frye, Dick Frye and Jane Duddles.
The family is deeply grateful for the kindness & guidance provided by the many caregivers. Visitation will be held at 10:00am followed by the service at 11:00am on May 16, 2018 at Lee’s Summit’s Langsford Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Lions Club of Lee’s Summit or The First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit.
Interment location: Lee’s Summit Cemetery