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.