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Leroy Scott Fringer
January 4, 1951 ~ February 24, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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In loving memory of our Father, Leroy "Scott" Fringer, who was born January
4, 1951, in Woodstock IL, to Leverett and Alice Fringer of Manassa, Co. Scott
passed away at age 72, on February 24, 2023, of natural causes in Camp
Verde, Az. Scott enlisted into the Army on February 16, 1972, where he served
for 1 year, 11 months, and 25 days. He was stationed in Germany with his wife
at the time Loraine and their newborn son Michael. He was married to Loraine
in 1971. They had 6 beautiful children, 3 boys and 3 girls. They were divorced
25 years later. Then in 2000 he met his lifetime partner Teri Moore who he
had spent the last 23 years with.
Scott or as most of us knew him "Papa" was a lapidarist. He really loved what
he did for a living. No one and I mean no one could cut turquoise the way he
did. The time, the care, the blood and sweat that he put into building his
business was like no other. And his hobbies, well those were hunting with
family, having family BBQ's and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
He is predeceased by his father and mother Leverett and Alice Fringer and his
brothers Lee and Max Fringer. He is survived by 6 children, Michael Fringer,
Jessie Fringer, Robert (Jodi) Fringer, Kitha Reeves, Katrina Froust, Kerri (J.J.)
Watts, and 4 bonus children, Nancy (Jeremy) Hough, John Arden, Steven
Wagner, Jeff (Jasmine) Wagner. He is also a loving "Papa" to 31 grandchildren
and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 sisters, Maxine (Larry)
Smith, Patty Richardson, Roxie (David) Chavez, Kathy (Joe) Pierce and 2
brothers, Jake (Debbie) Fringer, Jeff (Fay) Fringer. Papa loved his family with all
his heart, he would do anything for anyone at any time. To know him was to
love him! And to love him was to get scared by him. If he did not make you jump at
least once in your life, then you never met the man.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. One of the kindest souls on this
planet, our father was a gentle, giving man who worked tirelessly to ensure
that his family had everything they needed. He faced every challenge in life
with admirable strength and courage. Early in life, our father learned the
importance of hard work and he instilled that same work ethic in us. He was
always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a
shoulder to cry on. He was a man of God and he taught us the importance of
family, hard work and doing what is right. Our father was a true role model and
Hero who we will always look up to.
The funeral service will be held at The Veterans Cemetery in Prescott Az, on
Monday March 27, 2023, at 2:00pm. Dad "Papa", you are now at peace, but
you will live on forever in our hearts. We love you so much. Rest in peace.
Hardworking Hands at Rest
Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered,
and quietly left us all.
The Golden Gates stood open, God saw you needed rest, His garden must be
beautiful, because He only takes the best.
A golden heart stopped beating, Hardworking hands at rest,
They say that memories are golden, that may be true, but we never just
wanted memories, instead we only wanted you,
Your life was full of love and laughter, your love for your family so true, you
did your best for us all, we will always remember you, even those practical
jokes that you like to play on us too.
We sat beside your bedside, our hearts were broken and sore, we did our duty
to the end, til we could do it no more.
In tears we watched you sinking, we watched you fade away, and though our
hearts were breaking, we knew you could not stay.
You left behind so many hearts who loved you so, our lips cannot speak how
much we miss you though, our hearts cannot say how we love you so.
Only God knows how much we want you back, but he needed you more than
You will never be forgotten Papa; we love you to the moon and back.