Bennie G. Fryar
Local businessman passes away
SALEM — A local businessman who was injured in a car
accident last fall has died. According to incomplete
obituary information, Bennie G. Fryar, 57, died at
1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Doctor’s Nursing Home in Salem.
“He was such a great guy,” said Jefferson County Chamber
Executive Director Brandon Bullard. “He was very active
in the Chamber and in this community. I don’t think there
was anything he didn’t love doing.”
Mr. Fryar was the owner of Airex Heating and Air Conditioning
located on Johnson Street and the former owner of Bennie’s
Burger Barn. He was also a member of the Downtown Mt Vernon
Development Corporation and the Sportsman Club..
He was involved in an early morning car accident Oct. 3 and
was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital before being transferred
to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was eventually
transferred to Doctor’s Nursing Home for his care.
“He was a great businessman and loved,” Bullard added.
“Everyone had a great perception of Bennie and he always had
a smile on his face. He will certainly be missed.”
Funeral arrangments for Mr. Fryar are pending and entrusted
to Hughey Funeral Home. For more information or to send condolences,
you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com.
Mt. Vernon Register News
May 12, 2009
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: May 12, 14, 2009
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs