Obituary of Walter L. Frazier Jr.

Walter Louis Frazier Jr, 76, of Middletown, RI entered into eternal rest on August 27, surrounded by his family after suffering a heart attack. Born in Newport, RI, he was the son of the late Walter and Louise Frazier. He was proud to be an islander and to serve his country in the Marines during the Vietnam War. This is where we are supposed to mention all of his upbringing…. Walt would like to remind everyone that he went to the “School of Hard Knocks” Life lessons far exceeded any school he went to (when he actually went)

Walt is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 47 years, Mary Ellen Frazier, his daughter Stephanie Frazier Grimm (of whom he was always proud) and her husband Paul and his two grandchildren Carter and Ellie Grimm all from Middletown, RI who were the only two who could make him smile. He also leaves behind Ruby, his Yorkie dog who was his constant companion.

Walt was the definition of a hard worker. Either way he could make some money, he would be determined to make it a success. Over the years, businesses he owned include Cozy Corner Coffee Shop, Frazier’s Doghouse, Portsmouth Gas Station, Frazier’s Demolition, Frazier’s Rubbish Removal, Frazier’s Metal Recycling Center, & Frazier’s Disposal Service (roll off dumpsters) Mary Ellen & Stephanie have intent on keeping her legacy alive and are officially the “dumpster ladies!”

Besides being a workaholic, Walt enjoyed: riding his Harley Davidson, playing golf, RVing across the country, telling stories of his “glory days”, sitting on the porch with Ruby, chatting at the local restaurant, directing EVERYONE around, family dinners, spending Sundays with her buddy Rusty, collecting golf course flags, floating in her pool, watching Westerns, listening to Willie Nelson and having cokes at $1 at McDonalds.

Services for Walt will be private. To honor Walt, we ask friends to buy a cup of tea for a friend at a restaurant, give a treat to a dog, or donate to the Confetti Foundation www.confettifoundation.org Additional information at www.memorialfuneralhome. com

Posted August 29, 2022

Posted in Newport Daily News

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