Michael Kelly Frye

Michael Kelly Frye, 54, of Chicago, formerly of Poteau, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Chicago.Michael was a 1975 graduate of Poteau High School. He attended Sparks School of Radiology Tech, graduating in 1978 with a Degree in Radiology and Specialty in Nuclear Medicine. He graduated from Murray State College in 1986 with an ABN in Nursing and completed his BSN at Elmhurst College. Michael was working as a staff nurse at Illinois Advocate Masonic Medical Center, Surgical-Trauma and ICU and Emergency Department. For 20 years he worked as a flight nurse with Flying Nurses International transporting patients domestically and internationally on commercial aircraft. He traveled yearly doing surgical medical missions, from Guatemala to Africa. Michael dedicated his life to his passion of caring for others. His large extended family and friendships were a testament of his kindness, caring and giving nature. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend and his death will leave a void in many lives. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles O. Frye III.Survivors include his mother, Peggy Frye of Pocola; brother, Sonny and wife, Debbie Frye, of Pocola; sister, Debbie and husband, Michael Beason, of Shreveport, La.; nephews, Scott and wife, Tabitha Frye, of Muldrow, Chris and wife, Gwen Gray, of Overbrook; nieces, Amanda and husband, Blair Lively, of Fort Smith, Ark., Shelley and husband, Tim Diehl, of McAlester; great-nieces, Brooklyn, Madie, Jessie, Cassidy and Krysta Michelle; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Carl Cheshier and Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.