2013-10-12 / Obituaries

Lester R. “Pump Handle” Frasure, Sr.

Lester R. “Pump Handle” Frasure, Sr., age 82 of Lancaster, formerly of Baltimore, passed away October 2, 2013, at the Pickering House.

He was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in the US Air Force. He was a retired fork lift operator for Crown Zellerbach with 43 years of service. Lester was a member of the Baltimore United Methodist Church and Bible Baptist Church, Baltimore Senior Citizens, lifetime member of the Baltimore VFW Post 3761 and Millersport American Legion Post.

Lester is survived by his daughters, Debbie (Steve) Bader of Carroll, and Ruth West of Lancaster; son, Lester R. (Jo Ann) Frasure, Jr. of Homestead, FL; six grandchildren, Jeff (Julia) Bader, Holly Bader, Andrea West, John (Patty) West, Lester Ray Frasure, III and Andrea Christie Frasure; seven great-grandchildren, brother-inlaw, Clyde Bowersock of Lancaster, Ohio; sister-in-law, Lovetta Larabee of Ohio; special friend, Herman Foxworth of Florida; uncle, Noel Lehman of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith F. Frasure in 2010; parents, Gilbert and Clara Frasure; grandson, Jay West, Jr.; sisters, Florence McDole and Lucille Bowersock; sisters-in-law, Leona Rhymer and Esther Eiselstein; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruth and Charles Eiselstein.

Funeral service was held October 7, 2013, in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore, with Pastor Roy Maple and Rev. Branson Hawkes officiating. Burial followed in West Rushville Cemetery with the Baltimore VFW Post 3761 conducting military rites at the cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Baltimore United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Baltimore, Ohio 43105 or Bible Baptist Church, 1395 Duffy Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 in his memory.

To send an online condolence, and sign the guest book, please visit www.funeralhome.com.

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