Visitation Information:

July 21st, 2022 at 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

July 21st, 2022 at 06:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Mr. Thomas Cecil Frier, Jr, 72

Mr. Thomas Cecil Frier, Jr. of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday July 15, 2022, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Braselton, surrounded by family, at the age of 72, following a short and intense bout with Covid.

“Butch”, as he was affectionately known as a child, was born on January 19, 1950, in Whitmire SC, to Cecil and Dorothy Frier, who proceeded him in death.

Tom graduated from William R Davie High School in Roanoke Rapids, NC and went on to begin his career in Information Technology with JP Stevens.  In 1974 Tom went to work for Kennedy & Cohen, where he met his beloved wife Lisa.  He incorporated several businesses including Information Flow and Liaison Systems before going to work for Georgia Pacific, where he retired in 2006 as Lead Systems Analyst.

Tom loved everyone and he loved life. He was kind and generous, smart and funny and the kind of man that made anywhere feel like home. He loved music, taught himself to play the guitar and sang at the top of his lungs. He whistled while he worked, laughed from his belly and loved with his whole heart.  He was also a proud member of the “Ring of Fire” motorcycle club out of Winder, Georgia.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Frier; his sister, Angela Powell; his daughter, Kimberly Shearin and husband Craig Shearin; his son, Thomas Frier III and wife Sharon Frier; his daughter, Sarah Frier. He is also survived by his grandchildren Duncan Frye, Phenix Frier, Jacob Frier, Justin Frier, Zachery Shearin, Peyton Lewis and great grandchild Walker Frye.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Memorial Park South Chapel in Flowery Branch, GA. Rev. Mike Pinson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Marietta, GA  30067, www.heart.org or American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA  30501, www.cancer.org

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.   

Condolences 25
Alaina Cash 2022-07-18 13:27:58
So sorry for your loss Mrs.Lisa..sending prayers to you and your family.We love you
Carolyn Whitehead 2022-07-18 13:37:27
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. God has gained an Angel flying high in Heaven and will be watching over all of you.
Ansley Johnson 2022-07-18 13:43:53
Poppy was the kindest man I’ve ever met. He made sure to always greet me with a kiss on the hand and a bright smile. So genuine. So loving. So unforgettable. I know he’s playing that guitar in Heaven smiling down on us. My heart goes out to his sweet family, especially his grandkids. Pop, you will be missed dearly and loved eternally.
Fred Johnson 2022-07-18 14:01:21
Tom was indeed a special person. I loved him. He was indeed kind, generous and caring. Im not sure where I would be without his encouragements and his genuine concerns of my welfare in my early recovery life. It wasn't just me it's how he treated everyone. I'm sorry I wasn't been able to spent time with him in the recent past. I will miss him. Thank you Tom for everything you did for my family and myself.
Bill Barnes 2022-07-18 14:04:37
Tom was a wonderful human being and a mentor to many. He was also a very good friend and he will be missed in a big way. Rest in peace Tom
Romie 2022-07-18 15:01:34
Lisa, We are all praying for you and your family during this time. I pray that you all find peace- and know that you have so much support here for you.
Kenneth Ramos 2022-07-18 17:05:51
I'm so sorry Lisa. My condolences to you and your family.
Herbert and Theresa Madden 2022-07-18 18:23:34
We are so sorry for your loss family will be in our prayers
Roland Mackey 2022-07-18 18:33:47
Lisa, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. God Bless.
Jeff & Emilie Grace 2022-07-18 18:47:10
We are all praying for the Frier family & extended family members. Tom always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed dearly. Lisa, Jacob, Justin, & Phenix we love you & hold you in our thoughts prayers.
Ginger Baker 2022-07-18 20:45:04
There's so much I'll miss about Poppie! His singin' and pickin', his hugs, our camping adventures... and boy did we have some!! The way he made me laugh and our sincere talks when no one else was listening. If you were loved by him, you were blessed because he let you know it. Do your thing Poppie, see you later!
Lindsay/Landon/Grayson 2022-07-18 21:50:53
Tommy was always such a precious soul, his smile lit up a room. Prayers and hugs from me and the kids. We’re forever grateful Tommy and Lisa gave us Charlie ❤️🙏
Doug Herrin 2022-07-18 21:52:09
To the family, I graduated from Davie and played ball with Tommy. He was always fun-loving and had something going on all the time. Lost contact with he and Angie when I left Roanoke Rapids. Considered him a friend thru out high school days. My condolences to his family. Another classmate that has left too soon.
Aubria Shaw 2022-07-18 22:54:21
So sorry to hear this
Micki Schanley 2022-07-18 23:01:39
Lennie and I send our sincere condolences to the family. We are close to his sister Angie and know that she is heartbroken over the loss of her brother. May God bless you all during this sad time.
George Clowers 2022-07-19 08:16:51
Lisa, warm thoughts to you and your family. I'll always remember Tom's smile and earnest fellowship.
Keith Ballard 2022-07-19 08:18:53
Tommy is a great friend that will be missed by all. For me, Tommy was the guy who had the answers. I will miss that wonderful smile, willingness to help anyone at anytime.
Clint and Kandice Anderson 2022-07-19 15:41:32
Tom, Sharron and family, Clint and myself are so saddened by the passing of Pop. He was such a wonderful man. He will forever leave an impact in our lives. He never met a stranger. I just know is playing the guitar and singing for everyone now. Please know, we can’t be there this week, but we are praying and there in spirit. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for y’all! Sending our love. Clint, Kandice Anderson and family.
Mike Pulley 2022-07-19 15:51:31
So sorry for the loss of Tommy as we called him at William R Davie Blue Devil school he was a year older but I remember him.
Leslie Guido 2022-07-19 17:26:44
Lisa and Family, We are so sad to hear this news. It breaks my heart for you all. Halynn and I will miss him dearly, and we send you all prayers and love during this time. Give Peyton hugs and kisses from Halynn. May he rest in Peace.
Frank and Lorraine Gilbert 2022-07-19 18:30:09
Tom was my friend, sponsor and best man my wedding. But even more than this, he taught me gentleness and love. As you read the other comments, it's obvious that his life's goal was to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Frier family.
Art Southerland 2022-07-20 18:53:42
Lisa & family, I want you all to know Tom had a real positive impact on my life for more than 20 years. I knew him as a friend and mentor! I mostly enjoyed his love of life!! Great memories. RIP Brother. See you again! A
Love Michael 2022-07-21 00:36:11
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Tommy he was a class mate at William R Davie I remember his family and send love and prayers to Angie AND Kim and the family..always to be remembered...
Shelley Best 2022-07-21 13:59:48
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in the comfort of the Lord. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Let me know if you need anything.
Burley Family 2022-07-24 15:30:00
Mrs. Lisa, we send our prayers and deepest condolences to you and all who loved Tom... May God comfort your heart during this time.
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