Ira Clyde Frazier
Dec 05, 1931Mar 26, 2018
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
II Timothy 4:7-8
Ira C. Frazier, 86, went to be with his heavenly father on March 26, 2018 following an extended illness.
Ira was a minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel for 60 years and never missed an opportunity to share the gospel message. He pastored churches in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and Tennessee and was a teacher of the Bible at Mount Vernon Bible College in Ohio.
He was a builder of churches and a pastor who lovingly guided his congregation in Christian principles of daily living. He founded the Christian Learning Center in Meridian, Mississippi with that purpose in mind. As one member of his congregation recently shared, “…he taught us how to live.”
Staying involved with the Foursquare Church was important to him and after retirement he started the Retired Ministers Retreat which served as the foundation for the current Foursquare Forerunners Retired Ministers Association.
Ira was born in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up restoring furniture in the family business, Frazier’s Furniture Repair. He continued to be interested in furniture restoration and antique clock restoration throughout his life.
Ira was President of the Lion’s Club in Meridian, Mississippi and was acknowledged by North Rhea County Tennessee’s Ministerial Association for outstanding service to the community.
He was preceded in death by his father Mabry Flemon Frazier, Sr.; mother Mable Simpson Frazier; brothers Mabry Flemon, Jr., Carol Nelson, Talmadge Earl and Alfred Gayden. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Dorothy Little Frazier; his sister Mary Emma and her husband Victor Samples; his daughters and their spouses: Susan Frazier Allen and Chuck Allen; Debbie Frazier Mickle and Doug Mickle; his granddaughters and their spouses: Meghan Hardy and Jeremy Hardy; Kristen Caudill and Dustin Caudill; Caitlin Laxton and Bryce Laxton; his grandsons Zach Mickle and Adam Mickle; and his great grandchildren Madison Caudill, Olivia Hardy, Celia Hardy, and Alayna Hardy.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2005 Washington Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org and Foursquare Missions International at www.foursquaremissions.org.
Online guest book is available at affinityfuneralservice.com
Heaven must be very joyous since you arrived!!! We do miss you, though, your silly jokes, funny stores. The Word being preached under the Anointing of the Holy SpiritI love you and see you in the Sweet by and by. SusanI love you and see you in The Sweet By and By
He always had a kind word of encouragement for us and asked about our ministry whenever we were at church. Steve and Charlotte Newcomb
I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember your father and your family although it has been many years since I have seen you. Jim Gilliam
He was always a ray of sunshine with a warm smile and uplifting remark for anyone who stopped to chat with him. His personality was a reflection of his everyday walk with his LORD! Will miss him at church. Love and prayers to his precious family,Charlotte Sacre
My first real preacher of the gospel. I have thought of him often. He was a wonderful man and a devoted father and husband. Take care my old friend until maybe I will see you again. Until then enjoy your rest with Jesus. Daman Martin Collins meridian Ms
Our deepest condolences to the family. We are praying for Susan and the family. Sending our love,Robert and Amy Flowers & Noah Ellison
Heâ€™s dancing and singing in heaven – keeping time! I treasure the restored clock he generously gifted to us.
Dear Dot, Susan and Deborah, I know that you don’ remember me (especially the girls who were probably toddlers in Weinert, Tx back in the early 50’s. I was in my early teens when I met you and Doodle. I fell in love with you and so did our mutual friend, Katherine Byrd, who I called “Kitten” from the time that I was about 4 or 5. Of course, we went to the Foursquare Church in Stamford. We lost track of you and through our friend, Ozelle Westbrook, he told me Doddle’s real name (I never knew). I did remember that you were from Jackson. I started to look for you when I found Doodle’s obituary and then your name and the names of the girls. We tried to remain Foursquare when we moved to Lubbock in 1963. We moved to Ft Worth in 1972 and we had to change to Assembly of God since there were no Foursquare churches. After many years, I introduced Ozelle to a friend of mine and they married 2 yrs after Fannie had passed away and 2 years after Donna Schubert’s husband had passed away. I talked to them today and we spoke about you. I’m sorry that Doodle is no longer here, but he’s glad to be “there!” (Donna was A/G and her husband was a minister in that denomination.). I stay in touch with Ozelle and a few other Foursquare people: Charlotte Peacock in Bakersfield, Ca and with Paul and Marilee Risser until Paul passed away and Marilee has memory problems. Kitten is in a rest home in Haskell, Tx. I keep in touch with Tom Paul McEachern’s family. My husband passed away about 10 yrs ago and I miss him. I have a son who is an attorney in Ft Worth. He has a sweet wife and 3 children and I have 3 great-grans. There aren’t many Foursquare people around. Jack Hayford just passed away as you may know. My best to you and. you’re with my prayers and heart-felt sympathy in the loss of Doodle although it’s been several years (about 5) since he went to be with Jesus. I will call Ozelle and tell him about Doodle. Yet loving you and yours, Ruth Kight-Korngable in Ft Worth, Tx 5/2-23