Mike Fryar, Buncombe Commissioner, dies at 72

Buncombe County Commissioner Mike Fryar died on Feb. 2 at the age of 72, Buncombe County announced. Photo courtesy of Buncombe County

Press release from Buncombe County:

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce Commissioner Mike Fryar passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2. A resident of Buncombe County for more than 55 years, Mike attended A.C. Reynolds High School and then served in the U.S. Navy. He was a small business owner for 32 years and started his career for the legendary NASCAR driver Banjo Matthews. There he displayed his tenacity and knowledge to work his way up and eventually start his own engine company, Fryar Performance. In 2012, Mike was elected to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners representing District 2. He was a respected member of the Board and passionate about representing the people of his district and the entirety of Buncombe County. Mike’s imprint on our organization and the community at-large is undeniable, and he leaves a legacy of having an unwavering dedication of making life better for everyone in Buncombe County.

On behalf of Buncombe County Government, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the Fryar family during this difficult time.


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One thought on “Mike Fryar, Buncombe Commissioner, dies at 72

  1. Phillip C Williams

    A true public servant – brave, sincere and passionate. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fryar, and God’s Peace to family and friends.

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