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Bennie Gerald Frick, 89, of Chapin, widower of Margaret Ellen Berry Frick, died Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the Brian Center.

Born on July 18, 1930 in Chapin, he was the son of the late Bennie Bryan and Annie Mae Stoudemire Frick.He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Prime Timers and the Golden Agers. He worked for Coca-Cola for 34 years. He started his career in Newberry and later retired from Sunbelt Coca-Cola. Bennie enjoyed farming and talking about his days working for Coca-Cola.

He is survived by sons, Tim Frick, Terry Frick (David Houston), and James Reedy Lake(Regina); a daughter, Mindy McManus(Ronnie Grubb) ; a sister, Katherine Frick Cannon; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Due to the current conditions with Covid-19, the family will have a private graveside service in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Active pall bearers will be Louis Berry, Joe David Berry, Jason Lake, Kenneth Frick, Darrell Frick, and Charles Frick.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 900 Dreher Island Road, Chapin, SC 29036.




#6 Danny Kinard 2020-07-02 13:37
As a son of Hubert Kinard who worked with Bennie at Newberry Coca Cola I remember him so well and the friendship I had aa young boy with him. I always climbed in the trucks with the drivers once they were loaded for the next day and rode with them around the building to put the trucks under the shed for the night. Mr. Bennie was one of the three drivers I rode with. The others were Paul Long, Richard Hartman, and Rufus Kibler. All three of these men exemplified a wonderful dedication to their jobs and made Coke a joy to everyone in the Newberry community. I remember when Coke closed and all of these guys including my dad got the news they were moving to Columbia. It was like a death to Newberry. I will always remember the friendship I had with these men as they all rest in peace now.
#5 April Sutherland 2020-06-29 09:52
The staff at Brian Center wants to send our heartfelt sorrow and sympathy to Mr. Bennie's family. He was such a sweet person and loved you all so much. We miss his presence here and hope you find comfort in your memories. The family is in our hearts and in our prayers.
#4 Bobby Bruner 2020-06-28 14:14
I remember Bennie from the 1950s at Newberry Coke and he was always a good friend. He was so easy going and a pleasure to be around. We had some really good times together. RIP
#3 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2020-06-23 13:45
Many wonderful memories of Bennie at Coca-Cola in Newberry where my Mom was office manager and later when all the Newberry gang moved to Columbia Ceca-Cola Bottling Co. Rest In Peace, Bennie!
#2 Barry Hartman 2020-06-22 17:20
We are so sorry to hear of Mr Bennie’s passing . He and my daddy worked together for many years. We thought the world of Mr Bennie. I know that he and my daddy ( Richard Hartman ) are in Heaven solving Coca-Cola’s problems. Lol!! Prayers and be with you all! Love Barry, Wanda, Meghan, and Sue Hartman.
#1 Teresa Frick-Portwoo 2020-06-22 06:56
Bennie Gerald was a good friend to my father and our entire family. You all are in our thoughts and