Jantzen Murrell Frazier
October 17, 2013
Funeral for Jantzen Murrell Frazier, 28, of Falkville will be Wed. (today), Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Chaplin James Henderson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
The body will lie in state from noon until service time at the church. Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Frazier died in the line of duty on Thurs., Oct. 17, 2013. He was born April 9, 1985, in Decatur, AL to Murrell Frazier and Debbie Blackwood Frazier. He was a graduate of Hartselle High School with the class of 2003. He joined the U.S. Army two weeks after graduating and finished his A.I.T. training in mechanics. He was sent to Iraq for his first tour. After he finished there, he was stationed in Germany, then Ft. Hood, Texas. While there, he met and married his loving wife, Leslie. One month after their marriage, he was sent to Iraq again. At this time, he had been through sniper and ranger school. While in Iraq, he received five purple hearts. Mr. Frazier was honorably discharged from the Army in May of 2011. He moved back to Hartselle where he made his home. He and his family had just recently moved to the Oden Ridge Community and he immediately joined the Oden Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of seven years, Leslie Frazier; four daughters, Arianna Frazier, Coral Frazier, Aubrey Frazier and Shelby Frazier, all of Falkville; his parents, Murrell and Debbie Blackwood Frazier of Hartselle; father-in- law, Michael Suckstorff; sister-in-law, Megan Suckstorff; and his grandmothers, Margret Higginbotham and Betty Blackwood.
Pallbearers will be fellow soldiers and members of the fire department.