Danny Dennis Fraley, 82 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on May 2, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Fraley was born April 12, 1938. He graduated from Chattanooga Central High School with the Class of 1956. He lived many years in East Ridge, Tn and Madison, Alabama. He was a teletype technician for Western Union for many years before moving to Madison, Alabama in 1989 to work in network support for Boeing, Computer Science Corporation and other contractors for NASA. He was very proud of his work supporting the communication systems for the International Space Station.
He was an avid bowler for many years and often carried a 200+ average. His annual ABC bowling tournament trips were often the foundation for vacations that he and Freda took. In 2013, he and his shih tzu, Oliver, moved to Gainesville to live with his stepson and daughter in law, Brian and Tracy Pierce, shortly after Freda’s passing. He attended Lakewood Baptist Church regularly with them until his health began to fail. Never one to be late, he often arrived at church early to listen to the praise band warm up for the Real Life service. He made many friends in Gainesville at both the Gainesville Bowling Center, Longstreet Café on Riverside Terrace and the Guest House.
Mr. Fraley was preceded in death by his parents, Louie Dennis Fraley and Esther G. Fraley of Chattanooga, his wife of 34 years, Freda Lamb Fraley, son, Danny Fraley of East Ridge, brother, David Fraley of Celina, Texas, and sister, Doris Battey of Chattanooga, Tn.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Metcalf, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; stepsons: Brian Pierce (Tracy), Gainesville, Ga. and Boyd Pierce, Dothan Alabama; Grandchildren: Anna Marie Pierce, Matthew Pierce, Sarah Pierce, and Madison Pierce, Gainesville, Ga., Cynthia Fraley, Chattanooga, Tn., Christopher Clark and Michael Clark of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. and 3 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the kind hospice staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center as well as those at the Guest House and The Phoenix at Lake Lanier in Gainesville for their assistance and support.
Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Fraley’s memory to Choices Pregnancy Care Center, P.O. Box 52, Gainesville Ga. 30503-0052.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 2pm in the Lakewood Memory Gardens South. Social Distancing protocols will be followed.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11am-1:30pm, with social distancing protocols, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
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