Edgar Wilton Frazier, 83, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, Friday evening, July 31, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Eva Jean Frazier; parents, Hollis and Viola Frazier; and sister-in-law, Lucille Frazier.
He is survived by his three daughters, Karen (Brian) Williamson, Kathy (David) Wilson and Karla (Dennis) Bayless; two granddaughters, Kalli Jean and Karli Joy Wilson of Stafford, Virginia; beloved brothers, Dennis “Big D” Frazier of Pikeville, Horace (Geraldine) Frazier of Murfreesboro, and Douglas Paul (Annette) Frazier of Readyville; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
Ed lived a life of unconditional love for Jesus Christ, his family and his community. He was a long-time member of Mt. Crest Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School, played piano and sang in the choir. For decades he served his community with a generous spirit and a gift of music, leading benefits to raise money for families in need of support.
He took every opportunity to share his faith in Christ. He greeted people with a smile, a kind word, and a piece of strawberry candy; and he blessed many lives with his powerful and bold testimony.
With his family and friends, he shared a lifetime of beautiful memories, laughter and joy. Ed welcomed anyone into his home and was a steward of warmth and goodwill to all he met.
Throughout his life, Ed demonstrated the depth of his love through countless acts of service. He and his family helped establish the Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department. He served as Bledsoe County Executive from 1986 to 1994, and he would go on to officiate countless weddings long after he left office. He, along with his brothers, established a construction and carpentry company which served many people. Ed was skilled at working with his hands and spent the latter years of his life working on people’s homes.
Psalm 100 says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.” Ed spent the majority of his life singing with gladness. Ed loved to sing and play music with his family and closest friends. He played in the band The Tennessee Echoes, and formed a deep and lasting friendship with his bandmates. One of Ed’s great talents was song writing. He wrote a song called “The Road of Good Intentions” about his desire to spread Jesus’ love and leave “no stone unturned” when it came to professing the message of salvation.
Ed Frazier was a foundational cornerstone in the lives of so many people. His love and devotion to his family was matched only by his love of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He believed his life’s calling was to walk the path of the good and faithful servant, and ensure that anyone who knew him would also come to know Jesus and accept Him as their Savior.
A graveside viewing and service was held on Tuesday, August 4, at 3:00 p.m. at Hollis & Viola F. Frazier Memorial Garden, across from 1381 Panter Bottom Road, with Pastor Greg Bartley, Asst. Pastor Bruce Bayless and son-in-law, Rev. Brian Williamson officiating. The burial was in Hollis & Viola F. Frazier Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mt. Crest United Methodist Church or the Mt. Crest Fire Department.
Online condolences can be made at reedfamilyfh.com.
Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.