Larry P. Fry, age 71, a resident of Perry, passed away Feb. 7, 2018, in Oklahoma City.

Larry P. Fry, age 71, a resident of Perry, passed away Feb. 7, 2018, in Oklahoma City.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was especially proud of his three grandchildren and supported them in whatever they did.

Larry was born on Jan. 15, 1947, to Doyle and Ruth (Scott) Fry in Compton, California. He was raised in Tecumseh and graduated with the Tecumseh High School class of 1965.

He attended East Central in Ada, where he played football. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. He received his master's degree from Central State in Edmond. He began his teaching career in 1970 in Frederick. He taught and coached in Cushing, Checotah, Okmulgee, and Stillwater. Larry was high school principal in Glencoe and assistant principal in Ponca City before moving to Perry. He was high school principal for one year before becoming superintendent. He retired in July 2002. He went to work at the State Department of Education as a regional accreditation officer. He retired in 2013. Larry was a longtime educator. He met and worked with many people over the years. He was always honest and straightforward.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gale, of the home; son: Kyle and wife, Angela of Morrison; daughter Lisa of Oklahoma City; grandsons: Hayden and Kellen; granddaughter, Keely; brother, Roger Fry and wife, Sherri; and sister, Connie Barrett and husband, David.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Doyle and Ruth (Scott) Fry; two sisters, Sharon Carty and Sue Ely; and brother, Bill Hill.

A memorial ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Perry High School Auditorium with Pastor Lonnie Hurst officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Education Foundation in care of Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N.Seventh Street, Perry, OK, 73077. Online condolences may be made at www.troutperry.com.