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David Fric

David Fric

Sunday, January 29th, 1950 - Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Obituary

David Fric, 70, a native Texan, passed away at home in the early morning hours on Sunday October 18, 2020. Family and friends will gather for visitation Friday, October 23rd from 6PM to 8PM at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Hwy in Victoria. Services will be Saturday, October 24th at 10AM at Grace Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chad Byrd, Mike Laza, Ronnie Kurtz, Boy Romero, Craig Bice, Bradley Johnston, Ernie Helwig, and Mark Walton. Honorary Pallbearers are Ernie Byrd, Dave Billetter, Glenn Ellis, Mark Hagens, Oneal Murray and all the golfers from “The Fric Group.”

David born on Jan. 29, 1950 in Shiner, Texas to the late Joe Tom and Louise Marie (Kurtz) Fric. He grew up in Shiner, Point Comfort, and Victoria, TX. David joined the Marine Corps while he was still a senior at Victoria High School (Class of ‘68.) The day after graduation, he took off for Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, S.C. While on leave from Boot Camp David married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Byrd, (Class of ‘68) September. 4, 1968. David served his country in the Vietnam War from 1969-1970.

After returning home from war, David was chosen to be in the elite “Marine Corps Silent Drill Team” in Washington DC. The Silent Drill Team performed in many parades and half-time shows throughout the US and Canada. They performed weekly for the public at “8th & I Marine Corps Barracks” in Washington DC, wearing their dress blues uniform. David made Sergeant and after 4 years in the Marine Corps, Sgt Fric moved back to Victoria in 1972.
In 1973 David was hired at UPS as a driver and worked there for 30 years, where he received a 30-year safe driving award.

David was an excellent athlete and played softball for many years before turning that passion into golf. He was also excellent wood-worker, making many beautiful furniture pieces for the house.

After retirement, David became a voracious reader and an avid golfer. He headed up “The Fric Group” at Riverside Golf Course and spent a lot of time laughing and joking around with his golfing buddies. David is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Charlie Fric.

David is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria; sons, Joe and Troy and his wife, Maurixa; his nephew, Chad Byrd; and five grandkids; Kaylan Fric, Lauren Fric, Emily Fric, Weston Fric, and Channing Fric; sisters, Marcella (Fric) Ellis and husband, Glenn of Sugarland and MaryJane (Fric) Schramek of Dallas; along with numerous friends and golfing buddies.

Thoughts and memories may be shared online at www.gracefuneralhome.net.

Arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Homes & Cemeteries.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Notes
    Grace Funeral Home is following the recommended health protocols in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott's issued Executive Order No. iGA-18 relating to COVID-19. MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED.
  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Grace Funeral Home
    Address
    2401 Houston Highway
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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    Notes
    Grace Funeral Home is following the recommended health protocols in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott's issued Executive Order No. iGA-18 relating to COVID-19. MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED.
  • Interment

    Location
    Memory Gardens Cemetery ~ Victoria
    Address
    8919 US Hwy 87 North
    VICTORIA, TX 77904
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    Notes
    Grace Funeral Home is following the recommended health protocols in accordance with Governor Greg Abbott's issued Executive Order No. iGA-18 relating to COVID-19. MASKS ARE MANDATORY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED.

Affiliations

  • US Marine Corps
  • Vietnam Service Medal

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Aunt Rosie Hagens, Sharon & Bruce Pohler,Kim & Darryl Kalich

Posted at 05:00pm
David will live forever in our hearts and memories. We will continue to pray for comfort and healing for all of you during this difficult time.
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Shirlene Crawford

Posted at 05:34pm
My sympathy and prayers are with the Fric family.
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John Guevara

Posted at 12:08pm
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the Fric family
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John Guevara

Posted at 11:33am



Rest in Peace my Marine brother until we meet again. "Semper Fidelis"


A Marines Final Inspection.
The Marine stood and faced God Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward Marine, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"
The Marine squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here,
They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod
As the Marine waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward Marine, You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in H."

PL

Prissy Lee

Posted at 10:29pm
Dear Gloria, My sympathy to you for David's passing. I knew him since Crain Junior High School and he remained a friend through VHS. I remember him on the football & track teams and also kidding around with his buds. I'm glad you had so many fun & loving years with him as your deep love for each other was obvious. May your memories & friends help you on your journey forward. I sent you white roses because they were our Class of '68 flower, and you were so kind & generous to give them to our bereaved classmates, including me at my dad's funeral. The red bow was to remember our VHS Stings! Peace & Love, Prissy Lee, Brookfield CT
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