Gary passed through heaven's gates in the wee hours of the morning on Monday, July 23, 2012 at The Ohio State University Medical Center from a brain aneurism. Gary was surrounded by his family during his last hours and his passing was very peaceful. He gave the gift of life and hope to others as an organ and tissue donor through Lifeline of Ohio.
Gary was born December 12, 1947 in Newark, Ohio to the late Roy A. and Freda C. (Bonham) Frazier. He was a 1966 graduate of Newark High School and had received an Associate's Degree from MATC in Zanesville. He retired from the City of Newark where he had worked at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for over eighteen years. He was also formerly employed by Continental Can and Duplex Products.
Gary was a member of The Lighthouse Church in Utica. An avid Bass fisherman and car enthusiast, with many trophies to show for both, Gary was a member of the Cranberry Marsh Bass Club for many years and enjoyed going to the "Liar's Club" at Bob's Bait Store. Gary was especially proud of his 1956 DeSoto and enjoyed showing it at car shows, most recently this past Saturday where he placed in the Top 30. Gary also enjoyed hunting, traveling and was one of the few men who actually liked to shop. He had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 37 years, Barbara J. "Sunshine" (Bobo) Frazier, whom he married April 26, 1975; daughters, Lora S. (Frazier) Wyeth of Newark and Shawna L. Frazier of Martinsburg; grandchildren, Koty Frazier, Allison Wyeth, Skylin Walker, Lauren Wyeth, Andrea Perrine, Damien LoVallo and Sarena Perrine; brothers and sister, Roy C. "Ax" (Charla) Frazier, John H. (Karen) Frazier, Nancy L. Frazier and Mark A. (Roxanne) Frazier, all of Newark; brothers-in-law, Ricky L. (Brenda) Bobo of Newark and Terry L. Bobo of Gahanna; and many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his faithful companion, his dog, Bobbi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Sue Frazier and Sandra K. Glover; sister-in-law, Karla A. McIntyre; special aunt, Kate Phillips; and two special dogs, Billi and Fancy.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to to the family in care of the funeral home.
From Friends & Family
We sure will miss Gary alot.Especially the times that Fancy would get out and come to our door and bark to let her in. Gary knew exactly where to come!Then wwhen Gary came to get her she would just look at him,like dad did I do something wrong? It was always good to see Gary and Barb on their front porch, or wave to them from the alley. Short talks always in the alley. Memories of good times and sadness of him But least no more hurting. Rest in peace Gary, Miss ya.
GARY WAS A GREAT GUY AND FRIEND. HE WAS VERY COMPETITIVE AND LOVED TO KID AROUND. THE WORLD IS LESS ALIVE WITH GARY GONE. HE WILL BE MISSED BY MYSELF AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM. I WISH I COULD TELL HIM ONE MORE STORY OR HE COULD SHARE ONE MORE WITH ME. MOSTLY I WILL MISS MY FIEND WE WILL SHARE A STORY IN THE FUTURE
YOURS WILL TOP MINE I AM SURE I KNOW YOU'LL BE WAITING TO TELL ME.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. I will continue holding you and familly up in prayer. May God wrap His arms around you and give you the comfort needed at this time. Your Father is now with our Heavenly Father.
Your New Albany State Farm Friend.....Darla
Wow, uncle Gary you will be greatly missed. See you in heaven someday! For now we will reflect on all of our good memories of you and you love for life. I love you uncle Gary!
Denver & Marilyn Kidwell
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. An old family friend. To be absent from this mortal body is only to be present with the Lord. Soon & very soon we will all be re-united on those streets of gold.
Teresa Ann Gilbert
Barb & family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. The first time I met him years ago he made me laugh. What a happy fellow!! He made the world a better place and now he is doing the same in Heaven. Miss you!!
Raynola and Bud StClair
Roy, Charla and Barb I am so sorry to hear about Gary and I know you are all aching with broken hearts. I know the angels are singing. Our prayer are with all of you. Bud and Raynola
Gary had become a very good friend of mine ,, he enjoyed people and coming to some of my car shows..I definitely will miss him and send my condolences to his family. Gary was a really neat friend,,,May he REST IN PEACE.
Our condolences to the entire family. We remember Gary's kindness and helpfulness to neighbors. Lester & Margaret Johnston
I know Gary For A long time I'm so Sorry to hear about your lost He will be missed a lot