Carl E. “Earnie” Frazier

July 29, 1941 ‒ November 18, 2019

Hockley, Texas
Formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio

Carl E. “Earnie” Frazier passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his loving family on November 18, 2019. Earnie was born on July 29, 1941 to Carl Chalmer and Evelyn (Gibbons) Frazier in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He grew up in Fredericktown, Ohio, and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1959. Earnie married his high school sweetheart, Bertha Coogle, on June 26, 1960, a loving marriage that has endured for almost sixty years. Earnie was a loving husband; a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

Earnie’s work as a brick mason took him and his family to live in a wide variety of places throughout the United States and Canada, allowing him to be a strong, positive influence on many people. He was a godly man who lived to serve his Lord and others. He always had an encouraging word or an uplifting smile for whomever he met; and he had a way of brightening any room with his sense of humor and contagious laugh. Wherever Earnie took his family, they were always actively involved in the work of the local church of Christ; and as Earnie matured spiritually, he served as a shepherd in several congregations. Earnie cared about people, and especially about their spiritual welfare. He leaves a legacy of multiple generations of family members, both physical and spiritual, who are better servants of God, because of his and Bertha’s influence in their lives.

Earnie is survived by his loving wife, Bertha Frazier; his five children: Candy (Rick) Liggin of Washington, Illinois, Joe Frazier (Terrie Frazier) of Magnolia, Texas, John (Sheila) Frazier of Trenton, Florida, Thad (Brandi) Frazier of Tomball, Texas, and Crissy (Woodie) Collett of Hockley, Texas. Earnie is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Frazier of Fredericktown, Ohio, and by his fifteen grandchildren: Renee (Matthew) Toomer, Joshua (Stephanie) Liggin, Caleb (Sarah) Liggin, Jared, Morgan, Madison, Jacob, Noah, Nathan, Nolan, Evelyn, Hayden, and Carissa Frazier, Hannah and Lindsey Collett, as well as seven great-grandchildren. Earnie was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Evelyn Frazier, and by an infant brother, David.

It is doubtful that Earnie had any idea of just how many people his life touched or influenced for the good. He was a great spiritual warrior and faithful servant of our King, and he will be greatly missed by his family and by the countless brothers and sisters he had in Christ; but he died in hope of the sure resurrection that will come for all those who love the Lord.

A memorial service will be held at Bill’s Barn (located at 15181 Bohemian Hall Road, Crosby, Texas 77532) on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive visitors starting at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend and help celebrate Earnie’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Case Western Reserve University, Office of Advancement Services, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7035, for Prion Diseases.

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Ohio is honored to serve the family of Carl E. “Earnie” Frazier.

  • Bertha, I am so sorry to hear of Earnie’s passing.
    May God bless you and your family. May you have a sense of God’s presence with you every day.
    Jack McCoy

  • Bertha and family, I am so sorry about the death of Ernie he was a super nice guy.Love and friendship. Lee Keyes.

  • Dear Bertha, We were so sorry to hear of Earnie’s sudden illness and his passing. Earnie was such a good guy and you two made a great team. God Bless,
    Roger & Jeannine Davis

  • Bertha and Families,

    We can’t begin to know what you are feeling and experiencing at this time, but you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Earnie was an uplifting guy and will be missed by many.

    Alden and Carol J. Coe

  • Dear Bert and family…we cannot tell you how very sorry we are for your loss. Earnie was such a great guy and the two of you hold a special place in our hearts. I wish I had words to tell you how blessed we feel to have crossed paths and what a incredible example the two of you are to us. We love you and will continue to keep you in our prayers as you walk this road. We love you. Chip, Christi and girls

  • Bertha and family, I was and always will be an “Earnie” fan, he was always an inspiration to me. Broke my heart to hear of his passing, love and prayers for you and your family. Paul & Marilyn

  • It was always a pleasure being with him and being around him. John is a special friend and I know now why—his dad is a special man. Whenever I think of Earnie, I think of his quick smile and laughter. God bless your legacy through your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (Job 31).

  • Dear Bert and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Earnie was a lovely gentleman and I look forward to seeing him again, at the Resurrection, with Marie and John, and Mary, who we also loved and await Jesus’ call.
    Praying for peace and happy memories.
    Jenn Thompson

  • Bertha and Family: So sorry about Earnie! Such a special person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy to the Family!

  • Bertha and families, so sorry to hear of the passing of Earnie, many blessings and prayers. Fred is at the Laurels after surgery and a heart attack and myself back problems and can’t drive and waiting for a shot in the spine.

  • Bertha and family. I am so sorry for your loss. God received a wonderful soul. He will be missed by many

  • Dearest Bert and family
    May God cover you with his loving arms at this time of great personal sadness, but as Christians, we rejoice because we know that Earnie is now in his Heavenly home. The joy and memories Earnie brought to you and your family will be treasured gifts. Bert, I am here for you as you walk this new path. Love to you and your family.

  • To Bert and family,
    As you know when we came to Texas we came to know both Earnie and Bert and family. Our prayers will be with you during this time. We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to come to know all of you. We will always miss Earnie but it is comforting knowing that he live so that he is now in a better place in Gods eternal home.
    Love – David, Eve and the girls.

  • Dear Bert and Family, Words fail me to say how much Earnie meant to me as you all do. He was so totally devoted to God and his family and a friend to all. He brought so much joy into lives with his sense of humor and his kind and caring nature. You two were a wonderful “team” and a joy to be around. The generations of faithful people are a testimony to Earnie’s leadership in the home as well as those congregations where he served as an elder. A “bright light” has gone from among us! Love you all and praying for comfort and strength as you walk this path. “Aunt” Pat

  • Best regards in the Lord to Earnie’s family, and to the church, in this most notable bereavement, from the elders and saints in San Bernardino CA. We live and serve in hope of eternal life, and we know the Lord is faithful and will bring us into His heavenly kingdom, where there is no night and tears will never stain our eyes. May the comfort of Him Who is the God of all comfort, give you strength for facing whatever the future may bring, until the dawning of the day of eternity, is our prayer.

  • Sorry to learn ofEarnie’s passing. He was a great guy and a pleasure to work with. You are in our thoughts and prayers,

  • So sorry to hear that Earnie has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Robert Hoeflich Family

  • Bertha and family ,
    I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of Earnie . I have such fond memories of your family growing up . Prayers and hugs as I’m sure as greatly as he was loved so will he be missed. May God comfort you now and especially in the days to come .

    Love Always ,
    Jen ( Gillespie) Dawson
    – Shawn , Olivia and Ella

  • Dearest Bert, Crissy, Woodrow, Hannah & Lindsey, we care about each of you and certainly were sad to learn of Earnie’s sudden passing. What a true treasure. A man who carried a pure heart with a contagious laugh, terrific smile and above all else (for these neighbors) a kind, caring and a there for ya guy, always! I will NEVER forget the many times we raced our riding lawnmowers (yes Earnie had a wild side…ha!) to see who could finish first. He was just a wonderful man.