William “Bill” Bennett Frazier, formerly of Salado, passed away on August 17, 2019 with his wife of 58 years holding his hand.
He was born November 15, 1920 to Lydia Ann Teague and William Iziah Frazier in Princeton, Texas and was the oldest of two boys. Bill’s brother J.C. “Gun” Frazier preceded him in death.
He attended McKinney High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sam Houston University. Bill served in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist’s Mate on the USS Neshoba during World War II. He was a proud member of the Dallas Police Department for 31 years, where he served as a Detective and then as a Captain in the Vice and Narcotics, Special Services, and Patrol Divisions. Bill came on duty the evening of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas and was on duty for three straight days following this tragic event. He attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. After retirement from the force, he taught law enforcement classes at various schools and universities.
A significant highlight in his life was being drafted by the Chicago White Sox organization as a result of hitting 27 home runs his senior year in high school.
He married Barbra Jean Frazier on April 2, 1961. Surviving children are Kim and Matt Baran, Kyle Frazier, Colin and Stacy Frazier. There are 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, one niece and 2 nephews. Son Donald Wayne Frazier (deceased).
Bill and Jean have enjoyed life with friends and neighbors from Lewisville to Salado to Round Rock, where they resided for 32 years.
On Monday, August 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, a viewing and gathering took place at Broecker Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service and burial at Cedar Knob Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Bill’s memory by making a donation to the Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation at https://www.pomf.org) and indicate the donation is a tribute to William B. Frazier.