John Kent Frazier

1931 - 2021


  John Kent Frazier passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021 in his home at Southfield Village, just one month before his 90th birthday. He was born November 9, 1931, in Kennard, Indiana, to the late Jesse Melvin Frazier and Agnes Florence (Collier) Frazier. His younger sister, Sandra Summerall, lives in Kennesaw, Georgia. His older sister Mary Lou Binkley (Richard) has passed away. Her three children, Alyce Hegedus, Cynthia Clement (Tim) and Richard Binkley (Colleen) all...

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Roger T Harrer

October 17, 2021 8:52 PM

So sorry, to Pat and all Jack's family and friends for your loss.  Jack was a good man.

I did not see my cousin Pat often over the many years since we were kids.  But my wife Peggy and I invited the Fraziers on a five day Lower Salmon River float in Idaho back in about the late 1990's. They were a delight to get to know.  I shared a woodworking past, but Jack far surpassed anything I made with his instruments.  Which I soon found out more about, as he sent us and two other leaders of the trip each a beautiful dulcimer as appreciation for the experience he and Pat had in Idaho.  Very generous.  

Be well and safe, love from
Roger & Peggy Harrer

Leonard R Sailor

October 16, 2021 7:06 AM

Truly saddened to learn of John's passing.  What a gentle, gifted, and humble friend.   We piped with "Heather and Thistle" and John was always quick with wise observations and words of encouragement   (One time, clouds looming and the air heavy.  John remarked "The Scots would say that  'the sky sure is soft today.' "....almost welcoming the rain.)   While in recent time our paths didn't cross much, I remember him in my heart.

Diana Breden

October 15, 2021 8:55 AM

Pat and Family,
We are deeply sorry to hear of John's passing. He was an incredible person, giving of himself through his gift of woodworking. He helped Camp Millhouse for many, many years with his donations of dulcimers, furniture and games. His items were sought after year after year at our auction. Mostly though, just the joy of being around his gentle spirit was the best gift he gave us. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. May your wonderful memories bring you peace in the days and months ahead.  Diana Breden, Camp Millhouse

Darnell Bailey

October 14, 2021 11:42 AM

What an interesting obituary! I taught with John for his last 10 years at Navarre and gave him a ride to school once in a while as I drove in from North Liberty. He was an interesting man and a dedicated teacher. We held a shared interest in computers as they found their way into our classrooms in the 80s. I caught the news recently when John was on with a former student that he'd taken the trouble to find in the Indianapolis area and return to him an Industrial Arts project. I'm sorry for your loss.

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