Lovell Fryman, 88, of Dillsboro, Indiana, entered this life on March 20, 1931 and left us on April 20, 2019. He was born at home at Pella Crossing near Guilford, Indiana to the late Ballard and Bertha (Small) Fryman, the eighth of eleven children. On November 19, 1955 he married the love of his life, Evelyn Graves, and they have enjoyed 63 1/2 years of marriage which graced them with two beautiful children, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Lovell was the admiration of many nieces and nephews. Lovell was an honorable son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Lovell was a wonderful provider for his family, working his job at the Seasongood Box Factory in Harrison, Ohio, coming home to milk the cows, eating dinner with his family and then working in tobacco until the sun set. He considered himself a farmer and loved to be outdoors. In his later years he spent a good deal of time tending to a small garden and mowing grass in which he took great pride and pleasure. Never a man who drew attention to himself, he modeled hard work, patience, kindness and humility.
Lovell had enjoyed playing basketball and softball since he was a young man and shared this passion with all the children in the family and beyond. Some of the neighborhood children would come over to his house to see if he could come out to play. He had an amazing set shot and was known to pitch a mean ball.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ballard and Bertha Fryman; brothers Thurman B. Fryman, Johnny Fryman, Vernon “Joe” Fryman, Clarence “Ace” Fryman, and Stanley Fryman; sisters, Thelma Cherry and Irene Edwards.
Surviving him is his loving wife, Evelyn Fryman, his son, David “Woody” (Alecia) Fryman, his daughter, Wendy (Greg) Brauer, his granddaughter, Maya Brauer, his grandsons, Keenen Fryman, Tony Fryman and Shane Vinup, as well as great grandchildren, Richard, Chase, Anna, Avery, and Alexa, his brother, George “Junior” Fryman, and sisters, Wanda Hill and Emma Lou (Pete) Schwebach.
Graveside Services will be held at Greendale Cemetery, 886 Nowlin Ave, Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm with Rev. Debbie Beason officiating.
Memorials may be made to Dillsboro Food Pantry. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.