John Eugene Frick, 95, passed away on July 12, 2017, in Morrison, OK. Interment will be 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Glencoe South Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Morrison, OK. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John was born on July 17, 1921, to John Henry and Laura Tabor Frick in Pawnee, OK. John married Alta Marie Gilchrist on November 21, 1942. She passed away on September 18, 1998. In October of 2000, John was united in marriage to Mary Louise Turner. She preceded him in death on January 13, 2017.
John attended school in Eureka, OK. After graduation, he attended Oklahoma A&M and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He proceeded to use his mechanical skills in Ponca City and then moved to the Morrison-Lela area to take over the family farm. While running the farm he went back to school to get a teaching certificate, with which he taught Shop and Science at Morrison High School for three years. He went on to be a dairy farmer and rancher for 70+ years. He had a pecan cracking and selling business in his later years that he really enjoyed in the winter months. John was active in his community, on the Board of Directors for Production Credit and Federal Land Bank, and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Morrison, OK. He was also a member of the Stillwater Square Dancing Club for many years, an avid reader, and a very talented mechanic who loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives, Alta Marie and Mary Louise; his sister Pauline “June” Ware; and two infant siblings.
John is survived by his daughters, Sherry (Jim) Hill and Patsy (Bob) Newman; five grandchildren: David Sayre (Jessica Robin), Rob (Elizabeth) Newman, Mike (Dana) Newman, Tim Newman, Laura Solkey (Andy Hopkins); eight great-grandchildren: Joseph Solkey, Cy Newman, Logan Newman, Addie Newman, George Sayre, Ethan Sayre, Juliet Newman and Carina Newman.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, great-grandsons and a friend.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Morrison, OK.
Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com