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Edmund Everette Fraser

April 12, 1941 — January 31, 2024

Edmund Everette Fraser

Edmund Everette Fraser was born on April 12, 1941 in Washington, DC., and died on January 31, 2024 at VCU Hospital in Richmond.  He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, though he started his college career at Duke University and remained a loyal Duke fan throughout his life.  He began his career in computers in the early days of the field when computers filled entire rooms and programs were fed in by punch cards.  He was also an inventor and held a patent which helped with development of the laser printer.    

In his youth Ed had a love of track and baseball and in later years was an avid tennis player.   Many happy days were spent playing tennis with family and friends in Miami, Florida, where he and his wife Susan, lived when first starting their family.  He also had a love of sailing which continued throughout his life and which he passed on to his children and grandchildren.  Many a day found him sailing in Biscayne Bay, Florida, or simply spending time on the boat watching the stars.   Ed was a proud Eagle Scout and for a time served as adult scout leader.  He was proud of the fact that every scout he worked with, including his own son, eventually made the rank of Eagle.   After moving to South Boston to be near his grandchildren, Ed rekindled his love of photography.  He worked as a wedding photographer and then ultimately as a sports photographer.  He could be seen at many sporting events taking pictures of the athletes alongside the other sports photographers.

But above all, Ed was a family man.  Married to his wife Susan for over fifty years, together they raised two children, Charles and Melissa, with constant love.  After Charles and Melissa finished college, he relocated for a time to help raise his newborn niece.  Ed was always supportive and present in his family’s life spending countless hours helping each achieve their goals and pursue their dreams.  He was also a constant in the lives of his grandchildren, whether it was cheering on the grandchildren at sporting events or concerts, helping them study for tests, or serving as a willing second to the grandchildren’s hijinks.  He found joy in his family and the time he spent with them, especially if that time happened to involve a beach or a good photo opportunity.

Ed died on January 31, 2024 with his children at his side.

Ed is preceded in death by his wife, Susan Melissa Charles Fraser.  He is survived by four sisters, Nancy Mott (Robert), Martha Musson (Richard), Betty Anne Turner (David), and Jamye Fraser, two children, Charles Edmund Fraser (Stefanie Tincher) and Melissa Ellen Fraser (Michael Freshour) and six grandchildren, Madeline Ruth Fraser Freshour, Michaella Lee Fraser Freshour, Maelyn Ellen Fraser Freshour, Johanna Dean Tincher Fraser, Matthew Thomas Fraser Freshour, and Reece Erin Tincher Fraser, and countless nieces and nephews.   All of whom cherished their time with Ed and will hold him close in their hearts forever.  

A memorial service for Ed will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church of South Boston.  

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church

800 N Main St, South Boston, VA 24592

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