John Monroe Frazier Jr. was born 19 May 1932 in Silsbee, Texas to the late John Monroe Frazier Sr. and Ruby Mae Hartman Frazier.
He passed away 9 March 2021 at the age of 88. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Freda Franklin Frazier; his parents; three sisters, Anna Bailey, Virgie Hollyfield, and Juanita Richardson; three brothers, Dennis, Luther, and infant boy Frazier.
John is survived by his daughters, Monnie Lucas and husband Zachary, Teresa Hall and husband Wayne; grandchildren, George Vickery and wife Sarah, Jenny Roch and husband John, David Hall, Lindsay Gore and husband Matt; great grandchildren, Jaren Roch, Jaden Roch, Jaret Roch, Monroe Gore, Jones Gore, and Griffin Gore; sister, Myrtle Hooks; and many, many, nieces and nephews. He was also blessed with five extra grandchildren, David Lucas and wife Wendy, Michael Lucas and wife Emely, Steven Lucas, Daniel Lucas and wife Karlie, and Jenni Rossi and husband Michael who all brought twelve more great grandchildren to the family through the years. What a precious legacy John leaves behind him!
Monroe was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he was faithful and active until his death. He will forever be remembered for his love of fishing and spent many days on the rivers and lakes trot-lining for catfish. His life was the best when he was in his boat on the lake fishing. He loved his family and his church family and was blessed with many who called him a friend. His greatest blessings were his children and grandchildren. He and Freda loved to spend time with George, Jenny, David, and Lindsay. He was very fortunate to live to see six great grands who he adored! They brought him great joy and were truly a source of pride for him. After his wife passed away, he was blessed with many friends who, like him, loved to go out to eat and play dominoes! The friendship he developed with Irene Williams brought him great happiness. She filled his days with laughter, friendship, and joy and his family will forever be grateful to her for the loving friendship she shared with him.
Monroe’s family is very grateful to all who have extended love, prayers, and kind words. They owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid to the staff at Spanish Trails Assisted Living. They went above and beyond to give him the care and devotion he needed in this last year of his life. The nurses at Texas Total Care Hospice were compassionate beyond description and showed not only love to him, but to his family as well. They are angels and are appreciated so much. And, as always, he was blessed with a loving church family that has always been close by and available when needed. The family extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to all.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Farmer Funeral Home with Bishop Brian Bebee officiating. Burial will follow at Morse Cemetery in Buna where he will be laid to rest by his wife, Freda. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1-2PM.
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