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Terry Frey
Terry Frey

Terry Allen Frey was born the son of Thomas Frey and Willa (Miller) Frey on July 7, 1958, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life July 26, 2015, at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 57 years.

He was united in marriage on July 13, 1990, at Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Jeanette Walsh Risner.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Frey of their home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three children, Seth Risner and wife, Courtney of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Courtney Felton and husband, Derek of Highlandville, Missouri, and Shelby Bowers and husband, Jason of Thayer, Missouri; one granddaughter, Rorie Risner of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his parents, Tom and Willa Frey of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three brothers, Robert Frey and wife, Marilyn of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Len Frey and wife, Renea of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Mitch Frey of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Margaret Walsh of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one niece, Nicole Fry and husband, Cody; three nephews, Brandon Frey, Matthew Frey, and Jacob Frey, other relatives and many friends.

Terry enjoyed the outdoors and his work as a truck driver for Walsh Logging.

He enjoyed sports, watching Nascar, and loved all of his pets, especially his, Chih-what-ever, Cinny.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and the Spring River Lions Club.

Terry enjoyed cook-outs and was known as a grill master by family and friends. He was deeply devoted to his family, loved and cherished his granddaughter, Rorie, and his memory will forever be in the hearts and lives of all who knew him.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 28th, from 6 until 8 PM at the Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Walsh Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family and may be left at the funeral home.



  1. Jimmy Alexander
    July 27, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

    To Mitch & Len and the Frey Families,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Brother. May God be with the family during this time.
    Heaven is better than Earth………………

    Jimmy Alexander

  2. Dean Williams
    July 27, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Tom, Willa an boys, all of Terry’s family, this is really hard to take. Our strength comes from the Lord when we cannot pull ourselves up. So sorry an you have my family’s deepest sympathy too. He will always be remembered for his kind nature. All of us have lost a true friend. We will keep you all in prayer as so many will at this very difficult time. Always, Dean

  3. Margie & James Busch
    July 27, 2015 @ 7:08 pm

    Sending heartfelt prayers to all the family… We loved Terry and he will be deeply missed by so many people… He always had a smile and a kind word for friends and strangers, alike. Hope all the happy memories far outweigh the grief after you have had some time to heal.

  4. Michael Tauber
    July 28, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

    My deepest sympathies to all of Terry’s family. I haven’t seen Terry in quite awhile but I still remember after all these years many fun times with him and Robbie when we would visit on vacations. Goodbye to an old friend!

  5. Barb Fawbush
    July 28, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

    Jeanette, Seth, Courtney, and Shelby,
    Love to all of you as you go through this time of loss I think of you all as my family as you know I have watched all of you grow and become such amazing adults through the eyes and voice of my dear friends Tom and Margaret I am so sorry that I cannot be there with you as you go through this time but please know that I am with you in thought and prayers
    Love. Barb (Michelle, and Brooke too)

  6. Barb Fawbush
    July 28, 2015 @ 11:15 pm

    Tom and Margaret,

    So sorry for the loss of Terry I may not be there in person but I am thinking of you at this time, wishing I could be there with you and wanting you to know you are so dear to me and always in my heart

    Love to both my dear forever friends

    p.s. Michelle and Brooke send their love to both as well

  7. Pat Collins
    July 30, 2015 @ 12:44 am

    Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We were in the same class in school. May God surround your family with peace & comfort.