Timothy "Tim" Frye

05/22/1959 - 02/16/2024


Obituary For Timothy "Tim" Frye

Timothy "Tim" Frye, 64 of Lima, passed away February 16, 2024, at his home with his loving family by his side.

Tim was born May 22, 1959 in Natchez, MS to Willie and Josephine (Davenport) Frye, who preceded him in death. On January 21, 2000, he married Ella (McDonald) Frye who survives him in Lima.

Tim was a 1977 graduate of Jefferson County High School in Fayette, MS and he worked many jobs as a sandblaster and painter, most recently at Procter and Gamble until his retirement in 2021. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he was a talented carpenter and mechanic; he was a jack of all trades. Tim loved watching auto mechanic shows and Top Gear and he was planning on building his own race car. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. Tim will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Verlinda (Kevin) January, Travis (Ashley) Ware, Sr., Tiffani McDonald and Vatchel "Lenzy" McDonald; grandchildren, Tyris Frye, Jaceyon Dillard, Tyleah Dillard, Jasmine Dillard, Travis Ware, Jr., Akacia McDonald, Keonte McDonald, Corion Gordon, Taysean McDonald and Nevaeh McDonald; great-grandchildren, Anayah McDonald Terrell, Aniyus Gunn, Kairo Amari Benjamin and Jyren Gorden; sisters, Janice (Charles Myles) Frye, Waunda Faye Frye and Margie Frye; brothers, Eric (Karen) Frye, Neal (Martha) Frye, Donald Frye, Andy Frye, Calvin (Toni) Frye, Jeffrey (Gloria) Frye and Keith (Treva) Frye and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Omni Event Center, 743 Shawnee Road, Suite B, Lima, OH 45805, right next to NOLO. Burial will be at a later date at Tim's family's cemetery in Natchez, MS.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


24 Feb

Celebration of Life

03:00 PM

Omni Event Center 743 Shawnee Rd., Suite B Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 03/09/2024

    Tim Frye was a good man to work with. He was kind hearted and will be missed by me and my son who is was very kind to.

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