Douglas “Turk” Gene Frazier, Sr., age 91, of Palestine, was called home to his loving Lord on Saturday, the 9th day of January 2021, at Dogwood Trails Assisted Living. He was born in Grapeland, Texas, on the 15th day of November 1929, to parents Dennis Frazier and Irene Dailey Frazier.
Turk honorably served his country in the Army Air Force during the Korean War and received two purple hearts. After returning home from the service, Turk enrolled in Sam Houston State University and later graduated receiving his bachelor’s degree. He then began his teaching and coaching career in several public schools throughout Texas. Turk also owned and operated several restaurants. Turk had a great personality and tried to make the most of every opportunity. He put his heart and soul into ranching and journeying the United States. He almost completed his goal of traveling to every state in his R.V.; he only missed it by a couple of states. Turk lived life to the fullest and will live on in the lives of his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Irene Frazier; his first wife, Nita Scoggin Frazier and his second wife, Ruby Blancet Frazier; brother, Henry Lee Frazier; daughter-in-law, Kathy Frazier; and grandson, Christopher Douglas Frazier.
Mr. Frazier is survived by his devoted family including his daughters, Denise Moser and husband Danny of Tennessee Colony, Texas, Dixie George of Denton, Texas; son, Douglas Gene Frazier, Jr. of Palestine, Texas; grandchildren, Corey Frazier and wife Ashely, Caladonia Richardson, Jim Ed Hughes and wife Kylee, Kimberly Hughes, Krystal George, Kameron George; and great grandchildren, Emmalyn Hope Frazier, Bethany Ann Frazier, Barrytt Richardson, Bryleigh Richardson and Tate Lawson Hughes.
The family will gather at Grapeland City Cemetery for a private graveside service with Military Honors. A memorial service to celebrate Turk’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Mr. Frazier’s memory can be directed towards Dogwood Trails Assisted Living, 1625 W. Spring Street, Palestine, Texas 75803.
Funeral Services for Douglas “Turk” Gene Frazier, Sr., are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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