Jack Frey and his wife, Shirley, moved to Tomball in the early 1970s.
Jack Frey, founder of Tomball-based Jack Frey Properties, died Wednesday, May 2, after an accident in Louisiana while fishing with friends. Frey and his late wife Shirley moved to Tomball in the early 1970s, selling real estate in the Tomball and Magnolia areas and serving in various community organizations.
Community Impact Newspaper reported in January 2014 that he first developed the Rosewood Hill subdivision in 1976. Since then, Jack Frey Properties has also developed High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia and High Meadow Estates in Montgomery.
Frey's son David and his wife, Joanna own Frey's Backyard Cafe, a family-friendly establishment on FM 2920 in Tomball. The restaurant honored Frey on its Facebook page Friday morning.
Additionally, Frey was involved in the Tomball and Magnolia communities in organizations such as the Tomball Rotary Club.
Tomball City Council member Derek Townsend also offered condolences to the Frey family on social media Wednesday.
According to a post on the Tomball Rotary Club's Facebook page, visitation and funeral services for Frey will be held in Tomball and Magnolia, respectively, on Friday, May 11.
During its monthly luncheon Friday, the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce took a moment to remember the Tomball legend. Frey was named the chamber's "Citizen of the Year" in 1998, President Bruce Hillegeist said.
"Really his handprints are all over this [community]," Hillegeist said.
Read more about Jack Frey in Community Impact Newspaper's January 2014 feature story below.
Anna joined Community Impact in 2016 and is the editor of the Tomball-Magnolia and Conroe-Montgomery editions. She previously was a reporter for the Tomball-Magnolia edition. Prior to CI, Anna graduated with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Ohio where she served as editor-in-chief of Cedars. She also interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette. Outside of work, Anna enjoys snuggling her dogs, Opie and Luna, baking or reading.
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