June 1 1947 November 23 2021
Obituary Thomas J. Frazier of Belmont, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the age of 74. Tom was born on June 1, 1947 to Henry and Lena Frazier of Wyoming, Michigan and graduated from Godwin Heights High School in 1965. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Bill (Sandra) Frazier and in-laws, Walt and Letha Hadding. Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandy; his children Brian (Karen) Frazier, Michelle (Charles) Gillette and granddaughter, Elsyee Mae Frazier; sister Nancy (Sam) Scalici; sisters-in-law Connie Shepard, Judy (Don) O’Dell and Jackie (Mike) Gage as well as Aunt Mart Lubberts and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was a Vietnam veteran who served proudly in the United States Marine Corps for over 23 years retiring with the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant. His military service brought him to locations such as California, Hawaii, and Virginia as well as several recruiting posts in Michigan and Indiana. After moving back to his home state of Michigan following military service, Tom worked for Farm Bureau Insurance company for 11 years before retiring full time. Tom was a humble man, who put his family first, and had a great sense of humor. Everyone who knew Tom enjoyed his company. Things that brought joy to Tom were deer hunting trips with his son to Naubinway, Michigan, casino trips to Laughlin, Nevada, and trips to Pittsburgh with his wife to see his daughter and son-in-law. He also had a passion for golf. We are thankful for all the memories of Tom, and he will be missed by so many. Military Honors for Tom will be accorded by the Kent County Veteran’s Honor Guard at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341 followed by a time of visiting and fellowship with Tom’s family until 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider contributions be directed to the Alzheimers Association, 4081 Cascade Rd. SE Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI 49456, Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook Ave. SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Dr., Triangle, VA 22172. Tom’s family welcomes messages and memories in their online guestbook at www.plaisierfuneral.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas James Frazier please visit our Tribute Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thomas James Frazier June 1 1947 November 23 2021.
Death notice for the town of: Grant, state: Michigan