PICKERINGTON — Paul Warren Frazier, 66, passed over into Gloryland on June 19, 2011, at his home in Pickerington, surrounded by his loving family.
Paul was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Mount Vernon to Leland and Lila (DeVore) Frazier. On Aug. 29, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Brown, a 1964 Mount Vernon graduate. He was a 1962 graduate of Centerburg High School. Following graduation, he attended the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1963, where he trained at the Great Lakes Naval Academy. Upon graduation, he was stationed at San Diego Naval Base, studying dentistry, and later stationed at Bethesda (Maryland) Naval Hospital. Following his military discharge, he began a career in the dental sales field, which spanned over 40 years. His expertise in dental sales provided him an opportunity to see much of the United States and several countries. Paul was a member of the Milford Church of Christ. In the 1980s his father, Leland, organized a church orchestra, and Paul dug out his high school trumpet to be part of it.
Paul came from a loving, close-knit family which include his devoted wife, Margaret; three sons, Carey (Jeanne) Frazier and Bryan (Kathy) Frazier, all of Pickerington, and Jason (Meena) Frazier of Valencia, Calif.; his beloved mother, Lila Frazier of Centerburg; two brothers, Carroll (Darlene) Frazier of Lancaster and Dean (Pam) Frazier of Toboso; three sisters, Shirley (Ray) Looker of Springfield, and Karen Frazier and Loretta (Bill) Kent, all of Centerburg; grandchildren, Tabitha Frazier, Brandon Frazier, LeeAnn Frazier, Izabelle Frazier, Parker Frazier, Ava Frazier, Jay Frazier; stepgrandchildren, Jenny (James) Kochensparger, John “Jamie” (Michelle) Andrachek, Josh Andrachek, Dustin Spurlock; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by his father, Leland Frazier, in 2000.
Calling hours will be Thursday, June 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A funeral for Paul will be held on Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg, with Darrin Pratt officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be at the East View Cemetery in Centerburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s honor to The National Kidney Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43231-8617.
Soon I shall hear the call from Heaven’s portals, “Come home, my child, it’s the last mile you must trod.” I’ll fall asleep and wake in God’s new Heaven, Sheltered safe within the arms of God.