Bob Frazer, former Farm Press editor, has died

“We were fortunate to have had Bob as a part of our editorial team for more than three decades.”

Robert Gene “Bob” Frazer, for 32 years a Farm Press editor, died Dec. 15. He was 76.


Born at Eldorado, Ill., he worked for daily newspapers in his early career and was an editor for The Associated Press before joining Farm Press in 1974, serving as managing editor of Southwest Farm Press and Western Farm Press. He retired in May 2006.

“Bob was a true professional, with the ability to take a writer’s article and make it better and more readable,” said Hembree Brandon, Farm Press editorial director. “We were fortunate to have had him as a part of our editorial team for more than three decades.”

The son of the late Clarence Albert and Mary Elizabeth King Frazer, Bob had served in the U.S. Army and was a Methodist. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jane Griffin Frazer, Batesville, Miss.; son, Edward Albert “Ed” Frazer and wife, Lisa, Leland, Miss.; sisters Nancy Elizabeth Frazer, Nevada, and Mary Claire Curran, West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandson, Nathan Edward Frazer; and his care giver, Mae Bramlett, Batesville, Miss.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, 413 McElroy Drive, Oxford MS 38655.

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