Friday, November 15, 2013

Thomas Harry Frazier 1945 - 2013

Tom is the grandson-in-law of Irene Campbell Langham of Chumuckla (the Charles and Jane Delilah Hart Campbell Family). He and his wife, Kathryn Howard Frazier (Daughter of Bernadine (Langham) and Johnny Howard) lived and worked most of the their lives in Cantonment and in retirement recently moved to St. Augustine.

 Thomas Harry Frazier was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on June 28, 1945 to Harry and Viola Frazier. As a small child he lived in Chicago, and his family moved to Florida in 1952. He graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1963 and went on to attend the University of Florida, where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and where he met his wife, Katherine Howard. Tom and Katherine were married for 45 years and raised their family in Pensacola. Tom worked many years for the School District of Escambia County. His proudest accomplishment in his work was being the founding principal of Jim Bailey Middle School.

 While living in Pensacola, Tom was active with the Pensacola Jaycees, Pensacola Little Theater, Northwest Florida Gator Club, and the First Church of Christ, Scientist. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing cards, and was an accomplished pianist. In 2012 Tom and Katherine moved to Saint Augustine to live near their grandchildren.

His greatest joy in the last year and a half came from the time that he was able to spend with those three little boys. Another happy result of the move was living near Gainesville and being able to go to lots of Gator functions. In Saint Augustine he was a member of the Christian Science church and the Gator Club of Historic Saint Augustine and took classes at Saint Johns River State College. Tom was a loving husband and father and the best Grampa to his boys. He was a joyful, fun-loving, intelligent, helpful, wonderful person—a true blessing to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his father. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; his daughters and son-in-law, Holly Frazier and Suzanne and Jared Sandoval; his three grandsons, Jonah James Sandoval, Elijah Thomas Sandoval, and Silas Jaxon Sandoval; his brother- and sister-in-law, Keith and Laura Howard; and his nieces, Katie Howard and Annie Howard. The memorial service will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, on Monday at 12 noon.

Visitation preceding the service will begin at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation (earmarked for Bailey Middle School), 30 E. Texar Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com.

 Memorials: Escambia County Public Schools Foundation (earmarked for Bailey Middle School) Visitation: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Faith Chapel South 100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola Florida 32505 (map/driving directions) Service: 12:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Faith Chapel South 100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola Florida 32505 (map/driving directions) http://www.fcfhs.com/?menuitem=2124&siteid=158&action=1&value=12&obituaries_action=2&obituaryid=152979

1 comment:

Vic Campbell said...

Tom's wife, Kathryn is the grand-daughter of Bo and Irene Campbell Langham. Irene was sister to my grandfather, Jim Campbell and Cuyler Campbell. In the book, Junction: County Road 197 is a story about my Uncle Bo and Kathryn, his grandaughter. She was a little girl and went to the corner store to get uncle Bo' some cigars. But she gave the money instead to a man ringing a bell outside the store to provide help for the poor. On confessing her loss of the money and no cigars - Bo' was pleased because the Salvation Army had so often been a help to people like him on the battlefields in WWI. ... I love that story. It was told to me by Katheryn's mom, Bernadine, - who was on of my dad's favorite cousins.