Eugene "Gene" Frasur
December 10, 1930 – May 28, 2018
Eugene “Gene” Frasur, 87, of Liberty, died Monday morning at Whitewater Commons Senior Living in Liberty,
Gene was born on December 10, 1930 in Wood Station, Butler County, Ohio, to Joseph and Eleanor M. Schneider Frasur. In 1949, he graduated from Short High School in Liberty and began his twenty year military career in 1951. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force and was trained at the U.S. Army Language School at the Presidio of Monterey, California, as a Russian linguist. He later received his Parachute Wings at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was recognized for his exemplary service during the Korean and Vietnam Wars with numerous decorations including the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 4 oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Gene attained the rank of master sergeant prior to his retirement in 1971. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1472 and a member of the American Legion Post 122. For over thirty years, he volunteered as a member of the Union County Honor Guard. Gene enjoyed golfing and was employed for many years at the Liberty Country Club. He liked to take walks and picnic at Whitewater State Park. He knew exactly when to take his family and friends there to view the many sand cranes and deer.
Gene is survived by his siblings: Robert J. Frasur, Mary R. Snyder, Shirley A. Frasur, Richard P. Frasur, all of Liberty; Patricia Frasur Sizemore of Connersville; sister-in-law: Lois Frasur of Liberty; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brothers: Joe Eddie and Charles Frasur; his brother-in-law: Keith Snyder and his sister-in-law: Margie Frasur.
Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, where memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Frasur Fund of the Union County Foundation. Cremation will follow and a public graveside service will be announced at a later date. For additional information and features, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.
- Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018
- Burial of Cremains
Eugene "Gene" Frasur
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May 28, 2018
Cousin Gene had a great sense of humor and was a kind and considerate man. I’ll never forget how he handed this teenager the keys to his cool, red Mustang convertible to take for a drive by myself. What a thrill it was. He was visiting at the time with my family while on a brief military leave. He will be missed but will live on in our hearts. Thank you for your service, Gene. Isn’t it amazing that he passed into glory on Memorial Day.