Kenneth Eugene Fryer, 82, of Jefferson City passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at St. Joseph Heisinger Bluffs.
Ken was born September 13, 1940 in St. James, MO to the late Virgil and Jessie (Moreland) Fryer. He grew up in St. James and later attended Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. Ken earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He was a Civil Engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation until his retirement. Ken later continued his career as a private engineering consultant.
On February 9, 1963 Ken married Mary Frances Rinehart in St. James. Together they raised four children, Tammy, Kent, Heidi and Susan. Ken and Mary were active members of Capitol City Christian Church. They enjoyed playing cards, spending their winters in Rockport, Texas and traveling throughout the United States with family and friends, especially on cruise ships. In earlier years, Ken was an avid tennis player and past Rotarian. Some of his past times included watching sports on TV, especially Cardinal baseball, feeding and watching the birds and just being outdoors.
Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Marlotte, St. Louis; Heidi (Joe) Parker, Wardsville; Susan (Keith) Ferrell, Wardsville; six grandchildren, Trey Norton, Rachel Hale, Sarah Ferrell, Jacob Ferrell, Carlie Ferrell, Emily Parker; and one sister, Ruth (Dennis) Smith of Kansas City. He was further preceded in death by his wife, Mary, son, Kent, and brother and sister-in-law, Don and Doris Fryer.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2022, at Trimble Funeral Homes, Jefferson City. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. James, MO. Reverend Donald Fankhauser will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, Missouri or to Cystic Fibrosis of Missouri.
Arrangements are entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes - Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com