Richard Hamlin Frazier
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NEWARK: Richard Hamlin Frazier, 90, of Newark died on December 31, 2012, after a long and full life. Mr. Frazier was born in Nashport, Ohio on May 3, 1922 to Bertha and Ray Frazier. A 1940 graduate of Nashport High School, he furthered his education with a degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University, and a degree in divinity from Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, MA. He married Harriet Grove Frazier of Newark, in 1954.
After serving as pastor to Fifth Street Baptist Church, Lowell, MA, Mr. Frazier returned to Newark to pursue his love of farming until retiring well into his seventies. A devoted community member, he served on the Newton Township Zoning Commission for several years. He was a beloved Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church, Newark, and enjoyed visiting the elderly.
He is survived by his children, Thomas (Cynthia Barros) Frazier of Vienna, VA, Charles (Pamela Londot) Frazier of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Marjorie (David Lippert) Frazier of Columbus, Ohio and their children, Trevor, Carly, Ella and Julia Frazier; and step-grandchildren Keith and Zachary Lippert. He leaves his brother, William Frazier, and many special nieces and nephews who meant so much to him.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, and his sister, Rebecca Hunkins. Richard will be remembered for his kind spirit, humor and humanitarian ideals. The family would like to recognize the staff of Chestnut House in Newark for their care and concern at the end of his life.
The family will receive visitors from 5 pm until 8 pm at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. on Friday, January 11, 2013. A memorial service, lead by the Rev. Mark Farmer, will be held at the First Baptist Church of Newark, 1000 Granville Road at 2pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Church World Service, 28606 Phillips Street, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.
The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.
Published in the Advocate from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2013