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Virgil T. Fryling Jr.

Virgil T. Fryling Jr., 86, of Belle Center, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born in Bellefontaine on December 11, 1930, the son of the late Virgil T. Sr. and Helen Irene (Mosier) Fryling. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia, Marilyn, and Sue, and a brother, David.

On October 13, 1955 (62 years), he married Margaret (Christensen) Fryling in Silver Spring, MD and she survives along with their daughter, Jenine (Jorge) Fryling Marin of Colombia, South America and a son, Devin (Sandra) Fryling of Anaheim, CA, and six grandchildren: Juliana Marin, Jorge Samuel Marin, Joshua Marin, Lexie Fryling, Emmie Fryling, Christian Fryling; sister-in-law Lilly Fryling, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, several cousins, and an aunt, Betty O’Neal of Springfield.

Virgil was a 1948 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, graduating later on from Washington Adventist University near Washington D.C., and then receiving his Master’s Degree in Music from Andrews University in Michigan. He was a lifelong member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church where he was very active. He taught music to high school and college young people in Colombia, Brazil, New Jersey, and Ohio. During his high school years, he enjoyed flying lessons at the former Bellefontaine Airport, where he and his best friend erected a still-standing monument.

Pastor Don Byard will officiate a memorial service on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1910 Co. Rd. 130, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may be made to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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