Fristoe, William Franklin Pastor Emeritus of Providence M. B. Church of Chicago, Illinois. Pastor Fristoe was pastor of Providence for 27 years. Former Chicago Policeman, U.S. Army Veteran and Chicago Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inductee. Beloved husband of Roberta; loving father of Maurice, Cheryl "Vickie" (Steven), Kenneth (Renee), and Gina. Passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the age of 88. Pastor Fristoe believed that "if anything is going to be accomplished of any value, it should come from the church." Among his accomplishments recognized by the Hall of Fame are the food pantry, clothing drive, as well as services provided at the church for troubled community residents, such as Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and drug treatment referrals. Fristoe also ministered to female inmates at the Cook County Jail and was active in the Developing Communties Project. Funeral services for Pastor Fristoe will be Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Providence M.B. Church 8401 S. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL. Visitation Wednesday 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, IL. For information, please call 773-238-5831.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 15, 2010