Leroy Frizzell

Jan 07, 2013

1942 — 2013

CANTON — Leroy Frizzell, 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late James Junior and Ruth May Rickman Frizzell.

He retired from Dayco, with 33 years of service, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  He was a U. S. Marine veteran during the Cuban missile crisis.  Leroy enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jeanie Allison Frizzell; two daughters, Angela Yvonne Frizzell, of Canton, and Karen Joyce Townsend, and her husband, Michael, of Murphy; a son, James McKinley Frizzell, and his wife, Barbara, of Canton; a sister, Ethel Yvonne McCracken, of North Wilkesboro; a brother, Frank William Frizzell, of Canton; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Roy Kilby officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Wells Funeral Home of Canton is in charge of arrangements.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.