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Fyre-Fowlkes, Raleigh "Tinker" Eugene -

Raleigh "Tinker" Eugene Fyre-Fowlkes

Tullahoma - "Tinker" Raleigh Eugene Frye-Fowlkes was born January 8, 1943. "Tinker" was born in Tullahoma, TN, and spent much of his life living in Tennessee and Harvey Illinois. "Tinker" was a great family man that loved life and lived it to the fullest. His son Kris describes him as " a larger than life father and PaPa to his grandchildren, Tristan and Ezekiel. Daddy experienced so much life, had great friends that loved him dearly, he taught me to be a man, a father, and how to enjoy life. PaPa will always be alive in me, Tristan, and Ezekiel. "We love and miss you Dad, PaPa".
"Tinker" passed on 5/9/20, he went to sleep peacefully, in the afternoon. He called his son Kris just a few hours before, telling him "don't work too hard, I Love You son, I Love You dad - talk to you soon". Fly high Dad, Papa I know you will be watching over us from Heaven, and you can see Tristan and Ezekiel all the time now.

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I’ve now found peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with the times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I stood much
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now- He set me free.

Visitation will be at Tullahoma Funeral Home on Thursday, May 14th, 3p-5p. Due to Corona virus visitation will be limited to 10 people at a time, sorry for this. The family will have people at "Tinker's" home afterwards for a meal, we will be sitting outside with tables spread out for social distancing and will have masks for everyone.
There will be a Head/Foot stone at Bethany Cemetery, Tullahoma, TN, once his Ashes are returned, as he donated his body to science.

Thank you everyone for the support and calls, so many people thought the world of my dad. He was a kind and gentle soul that could ease your pain with a joke or a smile :)

Tinker's family:
Parents passed on: Paul Frye, Mattie Bell Frye
Surviving Siblings: Clara "Dean" Simmons, Sonny Simmons, Marsha Barcikowski, Joe Barcikowski, Billy Frye, Jimmy Frye and Dwight Stephens and wife Jan. Siblings that passed prior: Wayne Frye, Mike Frye
Surviving Children: Kris Frye (and wife Jessica Frye), Scott Frye (and wife April Frye)
Children that passed prior: Steven Frye. Surviving Grandchildren: Tristan Frye, Ezekiel Frye, Raleigh Rae Frye, Scott Jr. Frye, Beth Frye, Steven Frye Grandchildren that Passed prior: Lukas Frye. Surviving # of Great Grand Children- 9 Nephews: Daryle Frye, Dwayne Barcikowsk, Tristan Frye, David Frye Nieces: Kim Tardie, Carla Simmons, Jenny Frye, Shelly Southerland
Extended Family members: Vicki Frye-Fowlkes, Mike Fowlkes (and wife Judy), Rick Fowlkes (and Wife Linda), Chris Robbins, and Sherry Fowlkes.

Services

Memorial Visitation
Starts: 5/14/20 at 3:00pm
Ends: 5/14/20 at 5:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Tributes

Donna S Bush says:

HE MADE EVERYONE THAT HAD THE PLEASURE AND HONOR OF KNOWING HIM, SMILE AND LAUGH, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN R.I.P. SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY

Elizabeth Costa Frye says:

TINKER WAS AN AWESOME PERSON HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND LIVE ON IN The Hearts of those WHO LOVED HIM..

Jack D. Arnold says:

Sorry to here of Tinker's passing. He was a kind soul. May God Bless and Comfort his Friends and Family during this difficult time.

kris frye says:

Love you, Dad!

kris frye says:

Love you, Dad!

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Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma Funeral Home
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Tullahoma, TN 37388
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