Gene L. Fraizer
CHESTERVILLE — Gene L. Fraizer, 64, of Chesterville died early Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Morrow County Hospital.
He was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Richland County the son Helen Marie (Schmidt) Fraizer of Lucedale, Miss., and the late John L. “Jack” Fraizer.
Gene was a graduate of the Chesterville High School Class of 1961 and had been a member of the area community most of his life. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he married Marjorie Fraizer. They were married for 14 years before her passing on Aug. 30, 1985. He was a jack-of-all-trades, but worked many years for H.P.M. as a machinist and in maintenance.
Gene was a volunteer with the Chesterville Fire Department and enjoyed restoring old tractors, especially John Deere. He and his favorite ex-wife, Candy Rogers, previously ran the Downtown Video Store in Chesterville.
Before his stroke, you could find Gene and his buddies at Wendy’s, the truck stop, or the Dairy Bar for their daily coffee. His dry sense of humor would often catch you off guard and the words jokester and prankster were just a few words used to describe him.
Most importantly, Gene was a genuinely good guy and he would give you the shirt off his back, if that’s what you needed.
In addition to his mother he will be missed by his son, Rob (Jenny) Fraizer of Chesterville and their two children, Scott and Hannah; brothers, Jerold and Leslie Fraizer of Lucedale, Miss., and Jack (Deanna) Fraizer of Fredericktown; stepsons, Aaron (Heather) Rogers of Marengo, Mark Rogers of Marengo and Cary Rogers of Houston, Texas; and his special friend, Candy Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Friends may call on the family on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Pastor Marvin Gassman will conduct services there on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Morrow Bible Church, 423 County Road 204, Chesterville, OH 43317. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.