John J. Frazier II

3/25/2014

John J. Frazier II, of Garden City, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Manor of the Plains in Dodge City.

John J. Frazier II, of Garden City, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Manor of the Plains in Dodge City.

He was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Carrollton, Mo., to John Jenkins and Ellen E. England Frazier. He grew up in Garden City and attended Garden City schools. After graduating from Garden City High School, he attended Garden City Junior College, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, he began working as a reporter for The Garden City Telegram in 1955. He moved to Hutchinson in the early 1960s where he also worked as a reporter. He later became the managing editor for The Garden City Telegram and retired in 1992.

Mr. Frazier was a member and deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Garden City. He was a member of the Finney County Historical Society and he served on the Board of Directors for Finney County Public Library. His passion and love was photography.

In April 1952, he married Clara J. James in Garden City. She died April 11, 2005. He also was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joseph E. Frazier and James L. Frazier.

Survivors include three children, Rebecca and husband Jay D. Brown of Los Angeles, James O. and wife Ruth Frazier of Powhatan, Va., and Emily Sitz of Dodge City; a sister, Nel Richmond of Topeka; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in Garden City with Pastor Denise Pass officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later time at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to the Finney County Historical Society or the Emmaus House, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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