James Clifford Frazier II, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 5, 2023. He was born on June 16, 1953, in Eugene, Oregon, to his parents James Clifford Frazier I and Patricia Darlene Frazier, both of whom preceded him in death. James was also preceded in death by his great-grandson, Grayson Martin.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Karen Smith Frazier, who stood by his side throughout their journey. James leaves behind cherished memories for his daughters, Marlee Bird and her husband Jonathan, and Karen Martin; sons Joshua Johnson and Robert Martin and his wife Karen. He will also be deeply missed by his grandchildren: Braxton Bird, Rylan Bird, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin, and Chris Martin, as well as his great-grandchild, Emersyn Martin.
Throughout his life, James was dedicated to his work and various interests. He spent 30 years working for Consolidated Freight, where he made a significant contribution to the company. Additionally, he owned a successful fudge company and had a passion for photography, particularly in the field of crime scene investigation. James also selflessly served as a volunteer firefighter, always ready to help others in times of need.
Outside of his professional endeavors, James had a zest for life. He loved scuba diving and exploring the wonders of the underwater world. James was a pillar of support for his wife Karen, actively participating in all of her school activities and attending Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conferences and competitions alongside her and her students.
James will be remembered for his kind and compassionate nature. He always had a helping hand extended to those in need, and his generosity touched many lives. In the kitchen, he showcased his culinary talents and delighted family and friends with his delicious meals. Furthermore, James possessed a remarkable knack for fixing anything that came his way, demonstrating his resourcefulness and problem-solving skills.
The loss of James Clifford Frazier II leaves a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. His memory will be cherished, and his legacy of love, compassion, and resilience will endure in the hearts of his family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 4pm - 8pm at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas.