We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
Roderick James Frazier Sr., affectionately called “Rod”, born June 5, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio to the late Rufus Sr. and Pearl L. Frazier, peacefully and lovingly went to his heavenly home June 21, 2022.
Rod was very gifted with his hands at an early age as he demonstrated his ability to fix multiple things in the home and play several instruments. His favorite was the drums. In his high school years, Rod was a drummer in the Patterson Co-op Marching 100-member band until he graduated in 1979. Rod’s vocational focus at Patterson was carpentry. He took pride in his many awards for perfect attendance. Rod continued throughout his life to be the “handyman” as he called himself until his health failed him. Many of the elderly in the neighborhood sought his services to fix various things in their homes or cut their grass.
Rod attended and completed the Volunteer Services Program, where he volunteered at the hospitals. In addition, he also worked at Good Will Industries. He liked to watch TV; some of his favorite shows were Big Brother, Amazing Race, Survivor, old westerns, and his favorite detective Columbo (just one more thing). Rod also loved various styles of music, he was an avid sports fan, loved reading autobiographies and some fiction.
Rod gave his life to Christ at an early age and became a member of, under the tutelage of Pastor Tommie L. Dupree, Revelation Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Junior Usher Board.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Frazier Sr. and mother, Pearl Frazier.
Rod leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, son, Roderick Jr.; grandsons, La’Sean and La’Cario; sister, Janice; brothers, Rufus Jr. of Dayton, and Dale (Robin) Frazier of Baltimore, MD; aunts, Earlene Frazier of Calhoun City, MS, Johnnie Taylor of Toledo, OH; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; special friends, Florence “Lisa” Morgan (mother to his son), Cheryl and Debra Wright.
Walk-through visitation 10 am-12 noon Wednesday, June 29, at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Funeral service at 12 noon. (Mask Required). Interment West Memory Gardens.