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 license.

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 officiating. 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 space for 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.