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Mr. Johnny W. Fryer entered into rest Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Johnny "Joe" Walter Fryer was an only child, born in Burke County, GA to the late Johnny Albert Fryer and Sarah Mae Frazier on September 24, 1922. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945. He worked as a Deputy Sheriff for two years and later was a Paint and Body Instructor at Augusta Technical College for 22 years. He retired in 1987. 

As a talented musician, he played throughout the CSRA as lead saxophonist in the Willie Wilson Combo. He also loved accompanying the Senior Choir at Carpentersville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. 

Johnny, known as the "TV Champ" loved playing checkers and won several tournaments. He also loved to smile and joke, as well as spend time playing music with his children. He was most notably known for his "sharp" attire and wit. 

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Sarah Fryer; stepmother, Mildred Fryer; former wives, Mary F. Smith and Annie L. Fryer; son Herman Fryer and son-in-law Horace T. Lamback, Sr. 

Johnny leaves to cherish precious memories - Children, JoAnn F. Thomas (Lee), Kingsland, GA, Bobby Fryer, Sr. (Lesherma), Douglasville, GA, Edith F. Larke (special son-in-law Charles), Martinez, GA, Gwendolyn F. Lamback, Martinez, GA, Norma F. Cato, Evans, GA, Rodridquez McGruder, Augusta, GA, daughter-in-law, Leona Fryer, Augusta, GA. Extended Family, Shirley Allen, James C. Allen, Michael Miles and Donald Miles. Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, family and friends. 

Family will receive friends Friday, April 20, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Road, North Augusta, SC, Reverend Herman Bing, pastor. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. 

W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

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  • Sunday, April 15, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ W.H. Mays Mortuary
  • Monday, April 16, 2018
    My Uncle Johnny, I will always remember as the most kind and welcoming person I have every met. Whenever my family would visit from Detroit he was always right there at the door. He and my Aunt made sure that our visit was perfectly enjoyable. So friendly and warm with a wonderful smile. I will always remember him for this.
    ~ Adrienne Cheeseborough   Southfield, MI
  • Monday, April 16, 2018
    To members of The Fryer Family, my sincerest sympathy is with each of you. As you prepare to celebrate your loved one’s “spiritual home going”, reflect on the goodness of his life and how he added so much to yours. Blessings to each you during this time of bereavement. Sincerely, Dr. Freda Williams
    ~ Dr. Freda Williams   Decatur, GA
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear. May
    ~ Nell Reynolds
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear. May his family be blessed with the comfort and support they need now. We look forward to the future time when the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28, 29 will be fulfilled. Please accept my condolences.
    ~ Nell Reynolds
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear. May his family be blessed with the comfort and support they need now. We look forward to the future time when the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28, 29 will be fulfilled. Please accept my condolences.
    ~ Nell Reynolds