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Obituaries > FREY, CARL P., JR.

Carl P. Frey, Jr., passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2005, having lived a rich, full life. He was born to Carl Frey, Sr. and Emma (Hodge) Frey in OKC, Sept. 21, 1920. He graduated from Central H.S. and has enjoyed lifelong friendships with many of his classmates. He attended OSU until he volunteered for service in WWII as a Marine Raider. He returned to join the Fire Dept. at Tinker AFB from which he retired in 1975 after more than 32 combined years of service to his country. On Feb. 14, 1947, Carl married Colata Powell and together they shared 50 wonderful years of marriage and raising their children, Taylucha, Trey & Jerry. They moved to a farm outside of Noble where he enjoyed raising cattle and farming for many years. He loved fishing at Lake Texoma, anything chocolate and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys. A longtime member of Exchange Ave. Baptist Church, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Taylucha Frey in 1990; beloved wife, Colata Frey in 1997; sister, Winnie Henderson in 2000; son, Trey Frey in 2002 and great-granddaughter, Erika Swink in 1998. His memory will be lovingly cherished by his daughter, Jerry Swink and husband, Richard of OKC; 3 grandchildren: Traci Boren & husband, Chris, Kathi Crawford & husband, Jimmy, Phillip Swink & wife, Kristi; 8 great-grandchildren: McKenzie, Braden & Caleb Crawford, Nikolas, Logan, Konnor, & Kyelynn Swink, and Quinn Boren; nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Exchange Ave. Baptist Church, 1312 S. Penn, OKC, OK 73108. Services to celebrate Carl’s life will be held 2:00 PM Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at the South Colonial Chapel. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Colata at Resthaven Memory Gardens.