CRESTVIEW, FL — After 31 years of dedicated service to the Richbourg School/Northwood Elementary School campus, custodian Gary Fryman has retired, according to the News Bulletin.
The school surprised Fryman with a retirement party on January 30, his last official day of work, the article stated.
According to the article, Fryman is retiring to pursue "a life of fishing, relaxing with his family and marrying his daughter off."
"We will miss our 'gentle giant' whose big shoes will be impossible to fill ... literally," school officials stated in a news release.
"For Mr. Fryman, there has never been a job too big for his broad shoulders or a child too small for his helping hand. He knows every square inch of our sidewalks and broom closets, classroom floors and cafeteria walls. He has mopped, swept, repaired, replaced, carried and hauled his way into our school's history and forever into our hearts," school officials added.
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