Charles K. Frasure of Mountain Home, Arkansas was born July 13, 1945 in Japan, Missouri to Chester R. and Blanche L. (Merrill) Frasure and passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 74 years.
Ken, as he was known to his friends, graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1963.
After graduation, Ken joined the United States Marine Corp, where he served in Vietnam for four years. He was a proud Marine who earned two Purple Hearts.
Ken married Joyce Jost Knehans in 1968 and they made their home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Ken was employed at the Chrysler plant in Fenton, Missouri for 30 years. He loved retirement and enjoyed time spent fishing, camping, hunting, boating, traveling and spending time with his family.
After retirement, he and Joyce moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas, where they were campground attendants for Corp Engineers.
After Joyce’s passing in 2013, Ken married Emma Bateman Dobyns in 2015.
Ken was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Frasure; his mother and father, Chester and Blanche Frasure; one sister, Florence; two brothers, Bob and Ray; sister-in-law, Mary Frasure; and brother-in-law, William Jost.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Frasure of Mountain Home, Arkansas; one son, Dennis Knehans and wife Connie of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Shelia Dixon and husband Travis of Fenton, Missouri and Natalie Damery and husband John of St. Charles, Missouri; Emma’s children, Amy Dobyns of Asheville, North Carolina and Joshua Dobyns of Bedford, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, Charles Scheer, Melissa Whitford, Molly and Emily Damery, Chloe Knehans, Cole and Shelby Stout, Brittany, Travis and Emily Braun, and Chloe Dobyns; five great grandchildren, Brenden, Alexis, Jaxon, Adelynn and Logan; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Jost of Owensville, Missouri and Mary Lou Miller and husband Kenny of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Private services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Ed Carter officiating.
Private burial was held in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.
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