Carl Douglas Frasier Sr.

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Birth Date: February 5, 1923
Death Date: May 7, 2012
Age at Death: 89
Veteran Of: U.S. Navy

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado
Cemetery Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Mortuary Name: Callahan-Edfast Mortuary

Obituaries

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 5 A Notice - May 9, 2012
Carl Douglas Frasier Sr., 89, Grand Junction, died May 7,
2012, at LaVilla Grand Care Center.
A private family gathering will be at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Mr. Frasier was a security officer.
Survivors include two sons, C. Douglas Jr. and Timothy Craig,
both of Grand Junction; one daughter, Vicki Ann Frasier-Erwin
of Fruita; one brother, Jack of Sparta, Tenn., two sisters, Bettie
Frasier-Davis and Alberta Frasier-Hickey, both of Sparta; eight
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Grand Valley Combined Honor
Guard, P.O. Box 4438, Grand Junction 81502.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 3 D Obit - May 20, 2012
Carl Douglas Frasier, Sr., passed
away on May 7, 2012, at La Villa
Grand Care Center.
He was born February 5, 1923,
in Clifty, Tennessee to Bessie
Lyles Frasier and Albert Franklin
Gracey Frasier. Carl’s mother,
Bessie Lyles Frasier, passed away
in Grundy, VA from a failed hospital
surgery, forcing Carl to drop
out of school (eighth grade), and to help raise his younger siblings.
Carl was a proud member of The Grand Valley Combined Honor
Guard. He participated in many of the 1500 Veteran Memorial Services
conducted at the Veterans Cemetery in Grand Junction. His
Navy dress uniform is on display at the Veterans Memorial in Grand
Junction.
Carl served in World War II from 1943 - 1945, in both Europe and
the Pacific (Japanese) War Zones. He was at the June 6, 1944, D
Day- Normandy Invasion at Utah Beach. Carl was a Boatswains
Mate in the US Amphibious Forces, and served on an LST Landing
Ship (and as a Higgins boat driver), which was used to transport
troops and equipment to Utah Beach. Later in the War, Carl served
as a cable cutter operator (for mine cables) on the “fantail” of a U.S.
Navy Mine Sweeper, that was tasked with removing anti-ship mines
from Shanghai harbor off the coast of China. While living in Tennessee,
Carl attended and completed the General Motors Automatic
Transmission School in Lansing, Michigan. Later, he worked for
Wallace Motors as a certified Oldsmobile mechanic and John Deere
Farm equipment mechanic. In 1953, Carl moved his family to Dayton,
Ohio, and worked for nine years at the Aero Products Plant in
Vandalia, Ohio, building airplane propellers. While working at Aero
Products, Carl also worked part time for nine years as an Auto Mechanic.
In 1959, Carl purchased a location in Greenwich Village,
Dayton, Ohio, and opened his service station, auto repair and radiator
business. In 1978, Carl moved to Colorado; and for eight years
worked with his sons at Frasier and Associates, also known as
Frasier International, Ltd. He worked as a Licensed Armed Merchant
Policeman, servicing local bank ATM machines, and as
Guard Captain at the Cameo Coal Mine. He also served as an Armed
Courier making weekly runs to Ticaboo Village, and the Uranium
Mill Operation at Lake Powell.
Carl is survived by his children, Col. C. Douglas Frasier, Jr.;
Timothy Craig Frasier, and Vicki Ann Frasier Erwin; his brother,
Albert “Jack” Frasier, and sisters, Bettie Frasier Davis and Alberta
Frasier Hickey, all of Sparta, TN. He is also survived by eight
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Carl was married to Roetta Marie Fowler Frasier from
1942 until her death in 2003. He is also preceded in death by his
sister, Martha Kate, and brothers, Sam, Bob, and Tom.
His favorite hobby was fishing for walleye, and operating his
Cabin Cruiser, the “Vick-Tim”on Lake Erie. Carl was a cofounder..
Senior Vice Commander, and Life Member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 5018, Dayton, Ohio. He was also a Life Member of Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 1247, Grand Junction, CO.
Privates services were held on May 11 for family members at Callahan-
Edfast Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted
May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery by the
Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard.
Contributions may be made to The Grand Valley Combined Honor
Guard, PO Box 4438, Grand Junction, CO 81502-4438.

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