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David Riley Frazier

November 5, 1947 — November 16, 2022

David Riley Frazier passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Johnson City Medical Center after an illness of only three months.

He was born in Johnson City, TN on November 5,1947. He graduated from Science Hill High School in 1965 and later from ETSU with a degree in business administration. He enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam and in Germany with the Army Security Agency. After his service, David went to work with the VA system in Johnson City, Memphis, Durham, Columbia, Cleveland, and Philadelphia.

David was raised in the Baptist faith and lived his faith in Christ every day by helping others who needed a friend.

Mr. Frazier was Commander of the Jonesborough post of the American Legion, an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

He was a Master Mason, had been a CASA advocate for children, and a hospital volunteer at the cancer center.

David was open to any adventure and his life saw him becoming a woodworker, fisherman, golfer, off-grid camper, and a pretty-fair cook. He became a Scottish Lord and an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church to officiate at the wedding of his nephew, a drummer and a Master Winemaker.

David had a sharp wit, kind heart, and loved his family. He was greatly loved and respected.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Idell Frazier; wife, Paula Edgeworth Frazier; stepson, Michael Browne, and son-in-law, JW Baynard.

He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia Freedle Frazier; daughter, Shannon Brooke Frazier; mother-in-law, Pauline Radar; sister-in-law, Susan Kehs, Marcia Dosser; brother-in-law, Dan Edgeworth, James Edgeworth; nephews, John Daily, Jordan Wilson (Jessica), Sam Kehs (Mollie), Max Dosser (Brenna), Jared Edgeworth ( Amber); and nieces, Madison Dosser, Brittany Gray (Darrin), and Drew Wilson.

The family of David Riley Frazier will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 followed by a funeral service in the Dogwood Chapel under the direction of Pastor Grant Rockley on Wednesday, November 23 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Military honors will be given at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haven of Mercy Rescue Mission, 123 W. Millard Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.

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Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City is honored to be serving the Frazier family. (423) 282-1521

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