James Robert Frcek

james frcek

November 10, 1928 ~ May 28, 2023

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Roswell, Georgia

James Robert Frcek (Jim), age 94 blessed years, of Lawrenceville, GA, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, son, and friend to many.

Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 10, 1928, one of three children to Joseph and Marie Frcek. The Frcek family came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900’s. Jim was raised in his early years in Chicago by his grandparents following the death of his mother when he was two years old and by his father and stepmother, Mary Frcek, as a teenager. He joined the Army Air Corps, which later became the Air Force, in February of 1948 working as an aircraft mechanic. He won many awards while in the service and retired after 22 faithful years, serving as a Master Sargent and teaching leadership school to the Airmen. After his retirement from the military, Jim spent the rest of his career in the forklift industry. He enjoyed working on cars, square dancing, and spending time with his family.

A dedicated husband and father, Jim met the love of his life, Alpha Lee Broome, in January 1959, in Nashville, TN. They were married on July 4, 1959, in Ringgold, GA and had 43 wonderful years together before Lee went home to her Lord and Savior in December 2003. They raised three children, Melody, Bruce, and Jennifer in Stone Mountain, GA. During their marriage, they were involved in their church and were able to travel, volunteer as clowns at the children’s hospital, and became involved in square dance and round dance. Jim loved his family and spoke about them to all who would listen.

After Lee’s death, Jim spent many years traveling with his companion, Wilma Freeman of Loganville, GA, who he met in 2005. He enjoyed his life with Wilma and his family until his passing. Jim lived a very interesting life and was able to write his life story in which he shared all his many experiences. During his final years, his family has been able to share this book with so many friends, family, and caretakers that were part of Jim’s life. It is a fascinating story.

Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lee; parents; brothers, Joe Frcek Jr. and Frank Foster (Frcek), nephews John and Bob Foster, Joe Frcek III, and great-nephew, Chris Frcek.

Jim is survived by his three children, Melody Frcek, Bruce Frcek, and Jennifer Frcek; grandchildren Laura Fagan (Dan), Robert Lively (Leslie), Bruce Frcek Jr., Victor Frcek; great grandchildren Corinne Lively, Bennett Lively; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life for Jim will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Wages & Sons Funeral Home located at 1301 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA at 3:00 pm followed by a graveside service at Gwinnett Memorial Park, 925 Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive visitors at 2:00 pm at Wages & Sons Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Rosalynn Carter Institute For Caregivers Military Program, PO Box 647, Americus, GA 31709, , www.rosalynncarter.org.


Visitation: June 2, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: June 2, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Interment: June 2, 2023 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageOur hearts are with Jim’s family at this time. He was such a wonderful and sweet soul. Your picture says it all. I know you are smiling and dancing with your beautiful wife in heaven. You will never be forgotten.

    Thank you for all your years of service to our country. You kept us safe and free, and now you can remain safe and free in eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Blessings & Comfort.

  2. Although I only knew Jim for a short time, he was a beautiful person. I’m honored to know him.

  3. CandleImageMelody and Family,

    Mr. Frcek was such an amazing man. A light in so many of our lives. It was an honor to know him and I will treasure our memories. Thank you for the opportunity to help care for him during this season of his life. May your memories provide you with peace and comfort. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.


    Bridgett and family

    • Bridgett…he loved you so and appreciated all you did to care for him. You were a blessing to both of us. Thank you. God bless you!

  4. Bruce, Melody and Jennifer,

    My heart goes out to all of you and your families, as I know this is so hard. I have such amazing memories of your father (I called him Harold). Some of my memories are hilarious as he had such a great sense of humor. Some of my memories are of all he did as a husband and a father. He adored your mother and each of you. And some of my memories were of him catching us getting into trouble (we couldn’t get away with much!). He was such a good man. He had a work ethic like none other. He was filled with character and exuded that with everything he did. And he had a heart of gold. I am glad he was part of my life and I am a better person because I knew him.

    I am keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers, and am sending so much love your way.

    Holly Hughes

    • Thank you Holly. He honestly thought of you as one of his own. He loved you. Thank you for the sacrifice you made to be there for the funeral. God bless you!

  5. CandleImageI really liked talking to Mr. Frcek when he came to the concierge desk where he lived in Roswell. He was so blessed to know Jesus and be saved by Him. I appreciated hearing the stories Mr. Jim and his two friends of fifty years shared when they came by nor only to visit bur to also have fervent prayer times together on Sundays. In addition, they told me how they all used to go sqare dancing together. I will always remember how he called Melody’s name and was so happy to greet her at the door when he knew she wa coming for one of her daily visits. He was a kind man, easy to listen and a blessing to those around him. He will be missed. I exclaimed with excitement when I saw his handsome picture on the obituary. As it captures his smile winderfully. I have never been afraid of death because I got saved at six years old. But now that I am older, I am now seeing the truth I never realized before: when we pass, we will not be alone when we finally see Jesus, but we will be with loved ones we once knew who gave their lives to the Lord . Read the book of John, chapter 3 verse 16 of the Holy Bible. And as the song says, “When we all get to Heaven. What a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus. We will sing and shout the victory!”. Melody, Bruce, Jennifer and family your father and loved one is one to be proud of.

    • Thank you Cecelia…you were so kind to him and helped him adjust to his new home. We are grateful for your love and support. One day we will all sing and shout with victory!! God bless you!

  6. CandleImageJim was a great neighbor and a wonderful friend to me for almost 30 years. It broke my heart when he had to go in a facility and his death is another sad thing to endure but, I know he is with the Lord.

    • Jan…thank you for the kindness and care you extended to dad throughout the years, even in his final days. He always appreciated your friendship and was grateful to have you for his neighbor. Our family is so grateful for the help you gave us during the transition. God bless you!

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