OBITUARY

Jo Henri Frappier

August 8, 1931January 23, 2019
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Jo Henri Frappier, 87, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family at home in Trinity, Florida on January 23, 2019. Jo was born August 8, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the son of Francis and Dorothy Frappier. Jo grew up in Bryan, Ohio, where at a young age, he began working at several of the family's businesses. He earned his Bachelor's Degree and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an Engineering Sergeant in the Korean War from 1952-1953.

Jo married M. Joyce Pridgen on September 11, 1955. Following Joyce's death in 1986, he married Nancy McIntyre on January 7, 1989. Nancy preceded him in death in 2013.

Jo had a distinguished career in business and politics. He started his career at Laclede Gas in St. Louis in 1958, where he conducted systems work, accounting, and budgeting. His first taste of public service was as PTA President at his daughter's elementary school in 1962. He ran for Florissant City Council in 1963 and served until 1966, when he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. He served four terms and went on to serve two terms as State Senator. In 1977, he created Royce Automotive Inc., then sold his interest in the business in 1983. In 1981, he served as the Director of Economic Development under Governor Christopher "Kit" Bond. He was also an aide and lobbyist on Governor John D. Ashcroft's staff. In 1990, he became President of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and served until his retirement in 1998.

Jo enjoyed music, sailing, gardening, bird watching, golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He attended First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City and served as an elder. Jo will be remembered most for his wonderful sense of humor and kind heartedness.

Jo is survived by his siblings, Tom Frappier, Jon Frappier, Patti Shaw, and Mark Frappier; his daughters, Bettina, Michelle and Lisa; step-children, Andy and Anne; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City, Missouri on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00am. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 10:00am at the church. Private interment will be held in Tampa, Florida.

Please share your fond memories and any expressions of sympathy at www.NorthMeadowlawnFuneral.com for the Frappier family. You may also view a video tribute of Jo's life on the website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are greatly appreciated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Disabled American Veterans, two causes dear to his heart.

Services

13 April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church

324 Madison Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

13 April

Memorial Service

11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church

324 Madison Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

REMEMBERING

Jo Henri Frappier

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Madeline Scroggins

February 12, 2019

Grandpa Jo,

I miss you so much already. You were such a funny, caring and loving man. Thank you for always making me laugh and showing me how hard work pays off. I feel very lucky to be your granddaughter and to be raised by this amazing family. I am so grateful to have had you in my life these past 21 years. I will carry on your legacy for the rest of mine.

Love always,
Madeline Scroggins

Bethany (Graves) Watson

February 11, 2019

Dear Lisa, Bettina, & Michelle,
My heart goes out to you and your families during this difficult time. I am thinking of you and fondly remember Jo and his caring manner. He touched the lives of many and he will be missed. Take care - Bethany (Graves) Watson

Jim Berthold

February 1, 2019

Jo was one of the finest gentlemen and principled person I have known. It was a real pleasure helping to bring him to the Missouri Chamber as its Executive Director and then working with him during his tenure there. He was the real driver in bringing the Chamber to a new level of revelance in Jefferson City. My sincere condolences to the Frappier family.
Jim Berthold
Past Chairman
Missouri Chamber of Commerce

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