Roy William Frazier, Sr., age 85 of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 6, 2023. Roy proudly served our country in the US Army and retired from Louisville Slugger after 32 years of service, where he supervised the professional player bat division and lead many projects, including delivering bats to the Cincinnati Reds during their 1990 World Series run, and producing the handles for the 1996 Olympic torches. Roy was a talented and fiercely competitive athlete & coach, an avid Louisville Cardinal fan, and golfer. He played fastpitch softball for over 40 years and was inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame; was voted MVP of the Kentucky State Fastpitch Tournament and made numerous all-tournament teams. He was a highly regarded pitching coach, primarily for the Grayson County High School team. Many players under his leadership went on to enjoy successful collegiate careers. He attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Upton. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a beloved daughter, Kimberly Franklin; a brother, Jadie Frazier and a sister, Pamela Brewer.
He leaves behind his devoted Wife of 44 years, who never left his side: Patsy Ann (Riggs) Frazier of Elizabethtown; Daughters: Cindy Zirnheld (Bruce) and Amanda Meredith (Christopher); Son: Roy “Bill” Frazier, Jr. (Robin); Son-in-law: Darin Franklin; Brother, Michael Frazier (Carol) of Campbellsburg; Grandchildren: Sara, Troy, Tai, Paul, Justin, Haley, Katie & Anna; Great-Grandchildren: Brooklynn, Kaleb, Lincoln, Blake, William, Luke, Kaison, Reid and Rae; and many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.
Funeral Service: 6 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Prewitt Funeral Home (425 North Main Street, New Castle), officiated by Rev. Tommy Adams.
Pallbearers: Troy Frazier, TJ Taylor, Paul Frazier & Justin Clark
Graveside Service: 11 AM on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central (2501 N. Dixie Blvd, Radcliff).
Visitation: 2-6 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.
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