GALLIPOLIS — John L. Frazer, 78, of Gallipolis, and formerly of Milford and Wellston,went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Columbus.
He was the beloved husband of Edna Mae (Jufer) Frazer; loving father of Jacqueline Lynn (Doug) Helsel and John (Tina) Frazer; caring grandfather of Sarah Helsel, Abigail Frazer, Amber Frazer and Brooklyn Frazer; dear brother of the late Clara Ruth Farst; cherished son of the late Dr. John L. and Jeanette (Brown) Frazer, and late stepmother Robin(Decker) Frazer, of Wellston. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
John served as registrar at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College from 1993-2002. After retiring, John enjoyed helping others and served as a driver for Gallia County VA, assisting disabled veterans and volunteered at the Ariel Theatre. He initiated the process for erecting the large garrison flag that now waves above the city of Gallipolis.
John served in the U.S. Army commencing at the end of the Korean War. John graduated from Rio Grande College in 1961 and from Wellston High School in 1953. John also attended Kentucky Military Institute.
Local memberships included Grace United Methodist Church American Veterans Association, and Wellston High School Alumni Association and Rio Grande Alumni Association.
A memorial service is planned at the Ariel Theatre, 428, Second Ave. in Gallipolis at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014. Participants are encouraged to bring a memory to share.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John Frazer memorial fund at the service, or at any Fifth Third Bank location.