James Thurl Fraze, Jr.

Born: Sun., Jan. 11, 1942
Died: Wed., Oct. 14, 2020


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Thu., Oct. 22, 2020
Location: Reitenour Cemetery


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James Thurl Fraze, Jr., 78, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Randolph County Nursing Home in Winchester.  He was born on January 11, 1942, in Winchester, Indiana.  He graduated from Ward Jackson High School in 1960 and Indiana Business College in 1963.

James served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966 with an Honorable Discharge.  Before farming full-time, he worked at Shellar Globe.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thurl Fraze and his mother Martha Fraze.

James is survived by his brother, Dwight (Jan) Fraze; nephew, Michael Fraze, niece Michelle Laging, and their families.

A private family service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and a public graveside service at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, at Reitenour Cemetery, in Ridgeville, with Rev. Melissa Kleinschmidt officiating. The family kindly request that all guests wear masks and socially distance at all times.

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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Michelle Laging
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
When I was young and we visited the farm, which was my favorite thing to do, we would always have a wonderful dinner prepared by my grandmother. I remember my Uncle Jim sitting at the kitchen table with his legs crossed and I was amazed at just how fast he could shake that top leg. I am reminded of him when I sit with my legs crossed and I start shaking my top leg. It's funny how those small things stick with us.