The Gilmer County community is in mourning over the death of 47-year-old George Frymier, who was electrocuted at Gilmer County High School Tuesday.

The Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department will have a full fireman's funeral Monday. George was a Captain in the department, and an active fireman for 20 years. Area firemen are urged to attend the funeral in dress uniform.

He had been helping with the construction of the new fire station.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 8 at the Glenville Baptist Church on Main Street with the Rev. Ron Chesser officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Liberty Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 3-8 p.m.

He was the maintenance director for Gilmer Schools. Gilmer County School Superintendent Edward Toman said Frymier was the only person they had taking care of all of the schools. "It's going to be very hard to replace him. Maybe the most difficult part is that he was close to our kids."

Frymier's own son is a Junior at Gilmer County High School.

Former co-worker and long-time friend, Gary Bush, said that George was the kind of guy that would help you out whether you needed something repaired or just some friendly advice."

"His death is going to be hard for many to get over," Bush said.

Surviving are, his mother, Ruby Hinzman Frymier of Tanner; wife, Mandy Kelble Frymier of Newberne Road Community; sons, Jason and Patrick.

Surviving, brothers, Kenton and Kline of Cox's Mill; Melvin and Doug of Tanner and Randy of Philippi. Also sisters, Judy Luck of Norwich, Ohio; Janice Sheets of Smithville; Phyllis Sabo of Brinfield, Ohio; Patricia Phares of Waynesburg, Ohio; and Joyce Doak of West Union.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert "Nip" Frymier and a brother, Mike Frymier.

Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville is in charge of arrangements.