John T. Frazer, 71, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on January 28, 2023 with family and friends by his side. He fought a long battle with pancreatic cancer and despite everything, he beat the odds. Sadly, unforeseen complications took his life, but he still put up a good fight all the way to the end.
He was born on September 5, 1951, in Saint Louis, Missouri to John H. Frazer and Gwendolyn (Britt). After graduating high school, John enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent to Vietnam to fight for our country in 1970. When he returned from the war, he met his wife Regina (Magness). They married on August 4, 1973 and soon after moved to Arkansas. John joined the Army National Guard and spent most of his career on active duty as a Senior Instructor at the infantry school at Camp Robinson. John's firsthand knowledge and experience, combined with his natural ability to teach others, contributed immeasurably to the defense of our nation. John retired after 32 years of service as a Sergeant First Class in 2005.
John was an extraordinary man who was so much more than the many titles he had: husband, dad, brother, grandfather, sergeant, and friend. He was an amazing chef, gunsmith, and carpenter. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and boating; but at home, you'd find him working in the yard or out in the shop reloading or building something. He could do just about anything and if he didn't know how, he figured it out. He always had a big spot in his heart for animals and loved his Yorkie, Brodie, who passed last year.
John was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Regina; daughters; Kristen Carter (Wayne) and Brandi Davis (Justin); brothers; Terry Frazer (Peggy), Craig Frazer (Laura), sisters; Kathy Bruce (Lester), and Yvonne Malloy; grandchildren; Alyssa, Ariel, Sydney, Weston, Allie, and Clayton, nieces and nephews, and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.
John was a kind and loyal man who loved his family whole heartedly. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. May he enjoy eternity pain-free in Heaven with Jesus. Until we see you again, Dad...
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home (1921 Main Street). The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home. The Burial will directly follow the funeral service at the Arkansas State Veterans' Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Carter, Justin Davis, Terry Frazer, and Steve Wilson.