A tribute to David Fridley, KG4FZR, SK
February 09, 2006
73 my friend!
Lynn presents David with his President's plaque in 2004
David enjoying Field Day
David becomes a Volunteer Examiner
For his contributions to the MCARC,
David received Life Membership
David chatting with the guys at Field Day
David & Reid "strike the pose"!
David checking out one of our new repeaters.
David with wife Rita as she attends class to get her technician
David's crane always became the "flag pole" at club events. He
proudly let "Ol Glory" wave!
John David Fridley, 50,
of Niota, went home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Thursday,
Feb. 9, 2006, while working in Thomasville, NC.
A native of Madisonville, he was a son of the late Johnie Wesley
Fridley. A member of Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, he graduated
form the Tennessee Institute of Electronics and was past president and
life member of the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club. His FCC call sign
was KG4FZR. He was a caring and loving person, greatly devoted to his
Lord, his family and his church, and he, along with his wife and son,
owned and operated Business Cell Systems and AAA Tower in Athens, TN.
Survivors include his loving wife, Rita Ball Fridley of Niota (KI4MJR);
one son, John Fridley of Niota (KF4PVQ); his mother, Minnie Raper
Addison of Sweetwater; one sister and brother-in-law, Anjie and Gerald
White of Madisonville; one brother and sister-in-law James and Joyce
Fridley of Sweetwater; and many other loving relatives.
David's services were held at Fairview Baptist Church in Athens with
Dr. Jack Scallions, Evangelist Tim Vermaas, and Rev. Scott Duckworth
His burial was at McMinn Memory Gardens.
David was an ARRL Technical Specialist, a SERA Assistant Coordinator,
owned 2- 2 meter repeaters, and maintained equipment and provided tower
several other repeaters in McMinn and Monroe Counties. His dedications
to both the McMinn County and Monroe County Amateur Radio groups saved
them many dollars in maintenance, installation, and rental costs.
David will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
73, our friend, 73 and God Bless!
The McMinn County Amateur Radio Club, Inc proudly uses the callsign
KG4FZR in memoriam of our friend.