Darrell Fry

September 22, 1958 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 62)



Darrell Gene Fry, 62, of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away on November 28th, at his home. He was born to parents David and Mary Behrends Fry, on September 22,1958, in Quincy, Illinois. Darrell was a graduate of Brown County High School.

As a young man, Darrell was an avid outdoorsman and Eagle Scout, who enjoyed attending survival trainings at the Philmont Boy Scout High Adventure Base in New Mexico. 

He also spent much of his time at the family ‘Fry Garage’, where his father and grandfather taught him the family trade of everything mechanical. It was there that he was introduced to his profession as a welder and acquired his love for race cars and Hemi engines. 

Known as a hard worker and well respected in his craft, Darrell (A union Pipefitter from Local 597) participated in the construction and maintenance of multiple power stations across the United States.

He is survived by his mother Mary Fry, daughter Amanda Bayani(Michael), son Nicholas Fry(Ting), daughter Crystal Brinkley(Danny Hendrix), sister Janet Gerstein(Ken), brother Roger Fry(Sharon), sister Joyce Eaton(Mark), grandson Michael, niece Sister Alyssa Eaton, niece Janelle Davis (Tyler), nephew Alex Eaton.  Darrell was preceded in death by his father, David Fry.

We know that Darrell deserves a beautiful tribute and understand that under normal circumstances many friends would love to attend.  But sadly due to the current health situation and under the direction of the local health department, the services are to be conducted with only immediate family members in attendance. 

Friends are encouraged to watch Darrell’s services streaming live at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 on the funeral home website at 

Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Hersman Cemetery. 

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Hersman Cemetery or the Midwest Dachshund Animal Rescue and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.   

We also encourage the community to leave a condolence or remembrance on the website for the family.  

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.


To send flowers to Darrell's family, please visit our floral store.


Live Broadcast
December 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Mount Sterling, IL 62353

Video is available for this event

Burial of Cremated Remains
December 7, 2020

Hersman Cemetery
Route 99 South
Hersman, Illinois 62353

Cremation Will Be Accorded

Private Services

There will be no visitation


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2023 Ridgewood Street, Highland IN 46322

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