In Memory

Gary Frost

Gary Frost


At the age of 65, the "world famous" Gary Frost is done, sleep well my precious love. Born on November 13, 1950, the first child of Vern and Glennis Frost. Gary attended Johnston Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, Abilene High School and Hardin-Simmons University.

While at Johnston, Gary became involved in: Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, being an accomplished piano player, he played at Harry Jordan's at Old Abilene Town during his college years and was planning to play for his daughter Nikki's wedding in May. After leaving college, Gary joined his father in the family business, Frost Motors. After his father's retirement, Gary grew the business to three car lots. His honesty and fairness garnered him many loyal customers, some calling on him to purchase cars for them even after he left the business. After closing his business, Gary remained in the car business working at Dee Wilson Motors and Star Honda.

In 2003, Gary began a small home repair and lawn service business. At a high of almost 30 customers, he had "slowed down" to ten to fifteen very special clients that he truly enjoyed working for. Thank you all for your loyalty.

Gary had enjoyed water skiing, drag racing, and four wheel drive racing. He mastered barefoot skiing, built and raced successfully, with much enjoyment, at least two drag cars and a Ford Bronco that many envied.

In 2003, a very good friend introduced Gary to his future wife Christy . After a brief engagement, from Christmas Eve to January 10, 2004, Gary and Christy were married. What a wonderful twelve years, we enjoyed. It is amazing the similar backgrounds and circles we traveled in, the same schools, Coleman Lake, Possum Kingdom Lake, street racing at Automation, and growing up only five blocks apart, we never met before.

Gary was predecesed by his father, Vern Frost. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Christy; daughters, Amy Nicole Frost and fiancee Cody Rankin, Stephanie and Donnie Burke , Tori and Chris Proffitt. His very much loved grandchildren, Braden, Tori and Jonathan Proffitt and David Burke. Papa love you all so very much and had such plans for you. He is also survived by his mother, Glennis Frost; brother, Rick and wife Helen, sister Camille and husband Harry Asmus, Brother-in-law, Ricky and Diane Gibbs, nephews, aunts, cousins and many, many beloved friends who are a special blessing at this time. He loved you all.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Ave, Tuscola, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Buffalo Gap, Texas directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Gap Cemetery, PO Box 842, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508, Admiral Cemetery Assoc., First Bank Texas, Attn: Jan Henley, 244 Market, Baird, TX 79504 or Elm Valley Community Church, 142 CR 675, Tuscola, TX 79562. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/reporternews/obituary.aspx?n=gary-frost&pid=177570659&fhid=15821#sthash.SA8ip5ZL.dpuf


Gary Frost

Cornado's Camp, TX

At the age of 65, the "world famous" Gary Frost is done, sleep well my precious love. Born on November 13, 1950, the first child of Vern and Glennis Frost. Gary attended Johnston Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, Abilene High School and Hardin-Simmons University.

While at Johnston, Gary became involved in: Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, being an accomplished piano player, he played at Harry Jordan's at Old Abilene Town during his college years and was planning to play for his daughter Nikki's wedding in May. After leaving college, Gary joined his father in the family business, Frost Motors. After his father's retirement, Gary grew the business to three car lots. His honesty and fairness garnered him many loyal customers, some calling on him to purchase cars for them even after he left the business. After closing his business, Gary remained in the car business working at Dee Wilson Motors and Star Honda.

In 2003, Gary began a small home repair and lawn service business. At a high of almost 30 customers, he had "slowed down" to ten to fifteen very special clients that he truly enjoyed working for. Thank you all for your loyalty.

Gary had enjoyed water skiing, drag racing, and four wheel drive racing. He mastered barefoot skiing, built and raced successfully, with much enjoyment, at least two drag cars and a Ford Bronco that many envied.

In 2003, a very good friend introduced Gary to his future wife Christy . After a brief engagement, from Christmas Eve to January 10, 2004, Gary and Christy were married. What a wonderful twelve years, we enjoyed. It is amazing the similar backgrounds and circles we traveled in, the same schools, Coleman Lake, Possum Kingdom Lake, street racing at Automation, and growing up only five blocks apart, we never met before.

Gary was predecesed by his father, Vern Frost. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Christy; daughters, Amy Nicole Frost and fiancee Cody Rankin, Stephanie and Donnie Burke , Tori and Chris Proffitt. His very much loved grandchildren, Braden, Tori and Jonathan Proffitt and David Burke. Papa love you all so very much and had such plans for you. He is also survived by his mother, Glennis Frost; brother, Rick and wife Helen, sister Camille and husband Harry Asmus, Brother-in-law, Ricky and Diane Gibbs, nephews, aunts, cousins and many, many beloved friends who are a special blessing at this time. He loved you all.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Ave, Tuscola, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Buffalo Gap, Texas directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Gap Cemetery, PO Box 842, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508, Admiral Cemetery Assoc., First Bank Texas, Attn: Jan Henley, 244 Market, Baird, TX 79504 or Elm Valley Community Church, 142 CR 675, Tuscola, TX 79562. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/reporternews/obituary.aspx?n=gary-frost&pid=177570659&fhid=15821#sthash.SA8ip5ZL.dpuf



 
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02/03/16 06:37 PM #1    

Marylyn McMillan (Caraway)

My heart goes out to his family and close friends.  From early Johnston days I always knew Gary to be a kind person, someone that kept us laughing.  He always seemed to enjoy life and love people.  May God give you all comfort and peace.  


02/03/16 09:21 PM #2    

Paula Sosebee ((Pope) Carter)

Gary was a dear forever friend, we met our junior year at AHS in Math class... A few years later we re connected at Mack's (of course) and had a date to the HSU Rodeo a few nights later, and began a lifelong friendship.....sometimes we would lose touch for years, but I was never surprised to get a phone call from him, acting as if we talked every day! We shared many fun times together and I will miss my friend,... My heart goes out to his wife Christy, daughter Nikki, and all other family...  Gary was truly a wonderful friend and a fun loving guy... 

 

 


02/04/16 11:20 AM #3    

Otis Charles Crumpton

Gary and I would run into each other in different places all the time and would say hi to each act like we have seen each other in a long time, and all ways would talk about drinking coffee some where and talk about racing and how he miss it the racing, he would ask me about my dragster and how I was doing and when will I take out again and for me to let him know when and where he will come to see it run,he did one day come over to my shop and hear it run and like the sound, couldn't believe it was a small block Chevy motor on nitro Gary had a big smile after smelling the nitro and hearing it run, you know friends like Gary has been over the years he even had a car lot just down the street from my business on pine st we all ways would see each other and talk about that and Gary would all ways tell me that he was glad he got rid of that car lot and quite selling cars, it was a pain in the as*. Gary ole friend you may be gone but never forgotten ole friend, I will miss talking to you about the old days of racing. REST IN PEACE OLE FRIEND


02/04/16 12:33 PM #4    

Paula McCoy (Meyer)

Gary and his family have been on my heart since early Jan. when he went to the hospital. I know they have had a rocky road and I pray for their peace & understanding in the hard days ahead.  

Gary was a sweet, gentle man. I met him when I was 16 and he was a delight to get to know & spend time with.  He was well respected by my family and some 40 yrs later he would still visit with my parents if he was working in their area.  I happened to see him one day, working & sweating and grooming a neighbor's lawn to perfection.  My car wouldn't start and he graciously helped my Dad get it jumped & running. Gary was always smiling, complimenting others and you could tell he dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren  not to mention the many friends he had made.  For some reason I seem to know & remember every make & model of vehicles in the 60's-70's by Gary Frost osmosis! You just couldn't be around him without learning those things! Oh, and how to drive a standard on the floor was also a lesson learnedđŸ˜‡

God Bless & Keep You

Paula McCoy Meyer


02/04/16 02:07 PM #5    

Jo Ann Chitwood (Moore)

Gary was a gentle soul. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. God Bless. Jo Ann Moore

 

 


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