RICHMOND—Carl Boice Frye Jr., known to all as Coby, 47, of Richmond passed away on April 1, 2019, after aspirating at a celebratory BB&T dinner in Orlando, Fla. He was born July 18, 1971, in Charlottesville.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; and two beloved sons, Boice, 10, and Coleman, 9; his parents, Nancy and Carl Frye; sister, Meredith Mullins and her husband, Tony Mullins; brother, Daniel Frye and wife, Jamie Frye; brother, Joshua Frye; and 12 nieces and nephews, Connor, Liam and Clare Mullins, Ella, Ian and Marin Frye, Haley, Jason Jr., Hunter and Luke Bosher, Carter and Heather Bosher.
He also is survived by in-laws Ed and Gloria Bosher, Paul and Kristy Bosher, and Jason and Amy Bosher.
Coby was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and a true friend to many. He was known for his infectious smile, huge heart, “incredible vocabulary,” ability to entertain and zest for life.
His childhood at the Blue Ridge School in St. George laid the foundation for a life well-lived. Growing up at a boarding school, he developed his love of learning, passion for sports and his uncompromised work ethic.
Coby earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mary Washington and an MBA from James Madison University. He then joined BB&T’s Management Development Program and obtained a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Coby remained loyal to BB&T for his entire career, impacting and influencing business leaders across the Richmond community.
In 2002, Coby met Karen, the love of his life. His friends recall their magical first date, a black tie event, and hoped he did not mess this one up because she was a “keeper.” They wed in 2005 at the Blue Ridge School and began their life together in Richmond. Their two sons, Boice and Cole, were the highlight of Coby’s life.
Coby was a hands-on and nurturing father who devoted afternoons and weekends to play with his boys. His intense love for his boys was obvious to all. Family, community, education and athletics were childhood lessons that Coby spent a lifetime living by and passed on to all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Hope Church (West Creek), 12445 Patterson Avenue, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Tuckahoe YMCA Youth Sports, Geronimo Lacrosse Sports and Recreation and Tuckahoe Little League Baseball.