Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 26, at Harvest Fellowship for Thomas Wade Frazier of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Frazier, 42, died Friday, May 21, 2021.
Ronnie Williams will officiate at the services. Cremation will follow the services. Pallbearers will be Howard Hobaugh, Josh Sanchez, Daniel Jimenez, Chris Cook, John Beasley, David Rodriguez, Cutler Crockett and Nathan Mauck.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 4pm - 8 pm.
Thomas was born April 30, 1979 in Woodstock, Virginia to Thomas Edward Frazier and Lea Anne Darr Frazier. He was married to Allison Kulinski on September 1, 2012 in Shenandoah National Park on the Skyline Drive. They came to Artesia in February 2016 from Strasburg, Virginia where he was a Sheriff's Deputy for Shenandoah County.
Tom began his career in Fire Services in May of 1994 with the Strasburg Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter. He served as a volunteer firefighter there until February of 2016. While volunteering his time in Strasburg, he got a job from April of 2003 to May of 2004 with FEMA-MT Weather EOC in Berryville, VA as a paid firefighter. Tom then began his law enforcement career in May of 2004, following in his father's footsteps. His love for public service lead him to receive numerous trainings pertaining to law enforcement that enabled him to wear many hats during his career. In 2004, he began his career with the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Department, in Woodstock, Virginia. He left SCSO in February of 2016 when his family moved across the country to New Mexico. He began his work at the Artesia Police Department as a Patrol Officer. During his time in patrol he achieved the rank of Corporal. He then transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective and also became a Task Force Officer for the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) federal agency. He also participated in numerous special assignments for the department.
Tom enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife and children especially doing activities outdoors such as fishing and going up to the mountains. He loved reading and learning new things and never made decisions without researching it thoroughly. He loved worshiping at his church and building connections with all people. He was quick-witted and extremely funny once you got to know him.
Survivors include his wife Allison of the family home; parents Thomas and Lea Frazier of Front Royal, Virginia; daughter Camryn Marie Frazier of Artesia; sons Thomas Caden Frazier and Carter Wade Frazier of Artesia; a sister Jessie Ives and husband Jeff of Front Royal; and grandmothers Anna Catherine Rupert of Woodstock, Virginia and Nancy Darr of Crestview, Florida.