Charles “Charlie” Eugene Frey, 85, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, where he had been for the past eight days.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Coldwater, Mich., a son of the late Paul D. and Al Wilda (Wright) Frey. Charlie graduated from Laketon High School in 1952. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956.
On Aug. 30, 1952, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Floyann Eads. Throughout their marriage they lived in Biloxi, Miss., Laketon, Fort Wayne and Columbia City. For 25 years they spent their winters in Sebring, Fa.
Charlie was a real estate agent, a general manager at Indiana Farm Bureau in Allen, Whitley and Noble Counties and the owner-president of Frey’s Fancy Veal.
He was a member of Columbia City Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Floyann; a son, Mark (Teresa) Frey, Leesburg; three daughters, Vicki (Mark) Eckman, Kokomo, Tina Bolinger, Columbia City and Mary (Tim) Burelison, Pierceton; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Frey Jr.
The funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial is at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Columbia City Church of the Brethren Building Fund.