FREDERICKTOWN — Carl E. “Earnie” Frazier passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 18, 2019.
Earnie was born July 29, 1941, to Carl Chalmer and Evelyn (Gibbons) Frazier in Mount Vernon. He grew up in Fredericktown, and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1959. Earnie married his high school sweetheart, Bertha Coogle, June 26, 1960, a loving marriage that has endured for almost sixty years. Earnie was a loving husband; a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.
Earnie’s work as a brick mason took him and his family to live in a wide variety of places throughout the United States and Canada, allowing him to be a strong, positive influence on many people. He was a godly man who lived to serve his Lord and others. He always had an encouraging word or an uplifting smile for whomever he met; and he had a way of brightening any room with his sense of humor and contagious laugh. Wherever Earnie took his family, they were always actively involved in the work of the local church of Christ; and as Earnie matured spiritually, he served as a shepherd in several congregations. Earnie cared about people, and especially about their spiritual welfare. He leaves a legacy of multiple generations of family members, both physical and spiritual, who are better servants of God, because of his and Bertha’s influence in their lives.
Earnie is survived by his loving wife, Bertha Frazier; his five children, Candy (Rick) Liggin of Washington, IL, Joe Frazier (Terrie Frazier) of Magnolia, TX, John (Sheila) Frazier of Trenton, FL, Thad (Brandi) Frazier of Tomball, TX, and Crissy (Woodie) Collett of Hockley, TX. Earnie is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Frazier of Fredericktown; and by his fifteen grandchildren, Renee (Matthew) Toomer, Joshua (Stephanie) Liggin, Caleb (Sarah) Liggin, Jared, Morgan, Madison, Jacob, Noah, Nathan, Nolan, Evelyn, Hayden, and Carissa Frazier, Hannah and Lindsey Collett, as well as seven great-grandchildren.
Earnie was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Evelyn Frazier, and by an infant brother, David.
It is doubtful that Earnie had any idea of just how many people his life touched or influenced for the good. He was a great spiritual warrior and faithful servant of our King, and he will be greatly missed by his family and by the countless brothers and sisters he had in Christ; but he died in hope of the sure resurrection that will come for all those who love the Lord.
A memorial service will be held at Bill’s Barn, 15181 Bohemian Hall Road, Crosby, TX 77532, on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend and help celebrate Earnie’s life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Case Western Reserve University, Office of Advancement Services, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7035, for Prion Diseases.
The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Carl E. “Earnie” Frazier.