Windham Maurice “Bill” Frye

Windham Maurice "Bill" Frye

b: 12 Mar 1924
d: 26 Jan 1990
"Bill" was a Navy deep-sea diver in World War II. In 1960 he attendedClear Creek Baptist Seminary and became a Baptist minister. He laterleft that position and became proprietor of several small grocery storesand delicatessens in the Knoxville area. Best known were the Vol Marketswhich he ran with his brother, Richard Norman Frye. Bill was in thegrocery business for 30 years.

In 1990, after closing the Corner Market and Deli, he was shot and killedin the parking lot by two 17 year olds who had argued with Bill earlierover the sale of cigarettes. Six years later they were charged withBill's murder. One received a life sentence, and the other was chargedwith accessory after the fact, but was not tried because of theexpiration of the statue of limitations.
Biography
"Bill" was a Navy deep-sea diver in World War II. In 1960 he attendedClear Creek Baptist Seminary and became a Baptist minister. He laterleft that position and became proprietor of several small grocery storesand delicatessens in the Knoxville area. Best known were the Vol Marketswhich he ran with his brother, Richard Norman Frye. Bill was in thegrocery business for 30 years.

In 1990, after closing the Corner Market and Deli, he was shot and killedin the parking lot by two 17 year olds who had argued with Bill earlierover the sale of cigarettes. Six years later they were charged withBill's murder. One received a life sentence, and the other was chargedwith accessory after the fact, but was not tried because of theexpiration of the statue of limitations.
Facts
  • 12 Mar 1924 - Birth - ; Cheraw, Sc
  • 26 Jan 1990 - Death - ; Knoxville, Tn
Ancestors
   
John Clay Frye
30 Jan 1855 - 13 Oct 1936
 
 
Allen Harrison Frye
1 Aug 1882 - 20 Jan 1967
  
  
  
Susie Ellen Wells
7 Feb 1859 - 25 Nov 1898
 
Windham Maurice "Bill" Frye
12 Mar 1924 - 26 Jan 1990
  
 
  
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Allie Mae Gauldin
8 Oct 1888 - 8 Dec 1981
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Allen Harrison Frye
Birth1 Aug 1882Horsepasture, Henry County, Va
Death20 Jan 1967Knoxville, Tn
Marriage27 Dec 1905to Allie Mae Gauldin
FatherJohn Clay Frye
MotherSusie Ellen Wells
PARENT (F) Allie Mae Gauldin
Birth8 Oct 1888
Death8 Dec 1981Knoxville, Tn
Marriage27 Dec 1905to Allen Harrison Frye
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJohn Rawleigh Frye
Birth25 Feb 1904
Death15 Jul 1975Roanoke, Va
MarriageBEF. 1939to Private
MAllen Roy Frye
Birth24 Feb 1911
Death7 Apr 1954Roanoke, Va
MRobert Clay Frye
Birth8 Dec 1912
Death22 Dec 1974Knoxville, Tn
Marriageto Margie ?
MHarris Taylor Frye
Birth20 Jan 1915Stokes County, Nc
Death22 May 1995Roanoke, Va
MarriageMar 1937to Edith Mae Lefler
MarriageABT. 1953to Margaret E. Kipps
FEthel Mae Frye
Birth27 Aug 1917
Death5 Jun 1999Roanoke, Va
Marriage14 Sep 1936to Thomas McKinley Calfee
MWesley Leo Frye
Birth26 Dec 1921
Death7 Apr 1967Knoxville, Tn
Marriageto Margaret Mills
MWindham Maurice "Bill" Frye
Birth12 Mar 1924Cheraw, Sc
Death26 Jan 1990Knoxville, Tn
Marriage14 Jun 1953to Private at Chattsworth, Ga
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage16 Jan 1962to Private at Georgia
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Windham Maurice "Bill" Frye
Birth12 Mar 1924Cheraw, Sc
Death26 Jan 1990Knoxville, Tn
Marriage14 Jun 1953to Private at Chattsworth, Ga
FatherAllen Harrison Frye
MotherAllie Mae Gauldin
PARENT () Private
Birth
Death
Marriage14 Jun 1953to Windham Maurice "Bill" Frye at Chattsworth, Ga
FatherRobert Daniel Smelcher
MotherPearl Irene Williams
CHILDREN
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage12 Dec 1976to James Don Hefley at Knoxville, Tn
Marriage30 Sep 1996to Dennis Cruz at Knoxville, Tn
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage7 Sep 1986to William Michael Troglen at Knoxville, Tn
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage14 Feb 1992to Donald James Betschart at Knoxville, Tn
Private
Birth
Death
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage14 Jul 1990to James Berry
Descendancy Chart
Windham Maurice "Bill" Frye b: 12 Mar 1924 d: 26 Jan 1990