He retired from his position at TS Mercury in 1950, and died in 1956, in [[Hampstead]], London.refref The English writer and critic, [[Neville Cardus]], wrote the following words for Fry's obituary: <blockquote>Fry must be counted among the most fully developed and representative Englishmen of his period; and the question arises whether, had fortune allowed him to concentrate on the things of the mind, not distracted by the lure of cricket, a lure intensified by his increasing mastery over the game, he would not have reached a high altitude in politics or critical literature. But he belonged – and it was his glory – to an age not obsessed by specialism; he was one of the last of the English tradition of the amateur, the [[connoisseur]], and, in the most delightful sense of the word, the .</blockquote>
His ashes were buried in the graveyard of [[Repton Parish Church]], next to Repton School's Priory. In 2008, his grandson, Jonathan Fry (chairman of the governors at Repton), was in attendance at the rededication of Fry's grave, which was inscribed with, "1872 C B Fry 1956. Cricketer, Scholar, Athlete, Author – The Ultimate All Rounder'.