Rupert LaTast Frazier, 99, went to be with his Shepherd, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. He was born in Ft. Deposit, AL, to John and Glennie Frazier, on November 1, 1920. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Wavery, O’Vaughn, and Glenn, two sisters, Sarah Nell and Betty Carolyn, and his beloved wife and son, Dorothy Jean and Ronald.
During World War II, he joined the navy as a petty officer, and served as a yeoman throughout his career. A year following his return from Okinawa, he married Dorothy Jean Howell of Astoria, Oregon, on June 11, 1947, and resided in Gadsden, AL. He served as a naval reservist also in Durham, NC and Miami, FL, before being transferred to Virginia Beach, VA, where he served the remainder of his twenty years on active sea duty. Following retirement from the Navy in 1963, he worked as a civil service personnel management supervisor. In 1979, he returned to his hometown where he resided until returning to the Virginia Beach area in 2010 to live with family.
Rupert’s gracious, gentle, and witty personality endeared him to his many friends and family, and lifted the spirits of those whose lives he touched. He exhibited a thankful and generous attitude. His grandchildren, grandnieces, and grandnephews loved his wonderful stories and “corny” jokes. His visits were greatly anticipated and full of fun. He loved to travel and videotape his adventures to share with family and traveling companions. While residing in Ft. Deposit, he was a faithful member of Ft. Deposit United Methodist Church. After returning to Virginia, he attended Harbour Light Baptist Church in Norfolk. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rupert is survived by his two daughters, Jenny Brickhouse (Dallas), Julia Westfall (Chris), daughter-in-law, Karen Linkletter Frazier, grandchildren, Shannon Brickhouse Hemenway (Stephen), Benjamin (Ben) Brickhouse (Monique), Aaron Brickhouse (Alyssa), Daniel Brickhouse, Ashley Frazier Allman (Jeff), David Jordan (DJ) Frazier (Jennifer), Rachel Westfall, Hannah Westfall, great grandchildren Gavin Brickhouse, Jenna Hemenway, AJ Hemenway, Joshua Allman, Ajay Allman, Dallas Brickhouse, and Cayden Brickhouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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