Lowell Arvin Fraze

Born: Sun., Oct. 1, 1933
Died: Wed., Dec. 23, 2020


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 30, 2020
Location: Freedom Life Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Dec. 30, 2020
Location: Freedom Life Church

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Lowell Arvin Fraze, 87, passed away on December 23, 2020, from ongoing illnesses after a year’s stay at the Randolph County Nursing Home and a previous year at Summer’s Pointe Assisted Living, both in Winchester, followed by a short stay at Reid Hospital in Richmond.  He was born at home in Randolph County, On October 1, 1933, to Charold W. and Esta O. (Grow) Fraze. 

Lowell lived in Randolph County while growing up and graduated from Saratoga High School in 1951.  His moter introduced him to Anna Jean Robins who worked with her at the Murphy’s Store, Winchester.  That day he met the love of his life.  They were married June 20, 1953, and were carted around the Winchester Court House in a wheel barrow by Anna’s 11 brothers. They were married 67 years. 

In 1952, he went to International Business College and worked at North American Van Lines in Ft. Wayne.  He transferred to Ball State second year and worked at Warner Gear, Guide Lamp and Portland Forge.  His third year was interrupted by the draft so he enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 at Sampson Air Force Base.  Later he and his buddy got themselves transferred to Wright Patterson.  While in Dayton he worked at Davis Buick, Walker-Lincoln Mercury, Michael Motors, and White Allen Chevrolet (that had the famous radio jingle) where he was top salesman.  He moved to Portland and started Fraze motors, and then Fraze Jewelers & Antiques.  He later moved to Tampa, Florid and owned and operated Village Goldsmith, with Anna and son Richard.  He blonged to the Jay County Antique & Tractor Show, Jayland Antique Car Club, and did Antique Toy Shows all over for 40 years.  In 2013 they retired and moved from Tamba to Winchester.

Lowell is surved by his wife, Anna Jean (Robbins) Fraze.  To sisters: Sheila (Fraze) West, husband Jerry and Sandy (Fraze) Bray, husband Doug.  Four children: Connie (Fraze) Greenway, husband Doug (deceased), Portland, Debbie (Fraze) Bottoms, husband Jim, Valrico, Fl, Richard Lowell Fraze, wife Cindy, Lutz, FL and Stephanie (Fraze) Grayson, Portland. Eleven grandchildren, Shawndra Dailey Olabode, Jason Bottoms (deceased), Heath Dailey, Kaela (Dailey) Southworth, Roby Greenway, Dustin Fraze, Andrew Bottoms, Jeffrey Fraze, Lacey Fraze, Kaitlynn Grayson, and Chelsea Grayson.  Fifteen great-grandchildren, Desmond Bowman, Alysse Bowman, J’Meel Johnson, Jadelynn Logan, Lilly Fraze, Kylie Greenway, Elijah Southworth, Jonah Southworth, Adrionna Dailey, Temperance Dailey (deceased), Isiah Dailey, Olivia Dailey, Elias Dailey, Logan Fraze, and Steven Fraze.  As well as many, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lowell will be at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Freedom Life Church with Pastor Jeff officiating.  Burial with military services will follow at Saratoga Cemetery.  Friends and family may call from 12-2 p.m., at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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