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“I loved seeing Frasier at Mission Ave. It was always so much fun to talk to him with his big smile and wonderful stories. He was memorable...what...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Cheri Anderson - Carmicahal, CA

“A fellow instructor and a great friend. I will certainly miss our lunches that we used to enjoy so much. You time was cut way too short. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Dan Calhoun - Carmichael, CA

“Our paths first crossed at Barksdale AFB as newly minted KC135 copilots in 1968. We both went to Vietnam, then back to KC135s, at Robins. Or paths...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Jon Mickley - Bossier City, LA

“I first met Frasier 50 years ago when he was assigned to the 913 AREFS at Barksdale AFB. I administered his first stan/eval flight check. I knew then...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Douglas Jewett - Sacramento, CA

“Frasier was my squadron commander at Robins AFB GA with the 99th Airrefueling Squadron, while Cathy and I crew together before I went on the General...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Sze Tom - Papillion, NE

“Cathy & family et al, I light this candle @ exactly 11 am in remembrance of Frasier as he is laid to rest today with those gone before him. It is a...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Rhonda Gillikin - Yukon, OK

“Good friend and neighbor at Panama City Beach! We will truly miss you! ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: David and Rachel Harris - Slocomb, AL

“We were lieutenants fresh out of pilot training on our first assignment. 1967 was the year and we were lucky to be at Barksdale AFB, La flying KC...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Allen Carpenter - Ruston, LA

The 22nd TASS including our hero, Back row center “Frazier was amazed that I found this photo, enjoy the moment ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Kurt Wandrey - Saint Charles, IL

“Frasier was my brother in law, he married my big sister, Cathy. She was my smart, strong, big sister who I always looked up to. Well, when Frasier...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Candace Jackson - Auburn, CA

“I first met Frazier at Barksdale Air Force base. The squadron assembled in front of one of the hangers to meet and greet the new arrivals. My...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Kurt Wandrey - Saint Charles, IL

“Frasier and I were college roommates for three years and friends for over fifty four years. I have never known a better man, had a better friend or...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Frasier was a gentleman, patriot, hero, raconteur, and my friend. After I left Sacramento, I looked forward to his phone calls with stories about...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Chuck Coffman - Flagstaff, AZ

“My life was enriched by knowing Col Fortner as a member of the Daedalians in Sacramento. He was always witty and full of flying trivia. He will be...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“A great Big Brother and mentor to me for many years after our Father Jake passed away in March, 1970. He is already, and will be missed by his family...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Robert D Fortner - Auburn, AL

“Colonel Fortner was truly amazing. He had such a huge impact on so many of his students. He was a leader, a mentor and role model. I am honored to...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Dominique Keenan - Sacramento, CA

“Colonel Fortner was a wonderful teacher, a true officer, always mentoring his young airmen. I will always be thankful for the years he spent...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lynda Fawcett - Sacramento, CA

“Colonel Fortner was my Teacher, Mentor, and Friend. I will miss him and always fondly remember him. He was someone whom I really looked up to. I...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Chris Phelan - North Highlands, CA


19 of 19 | Posted by: Rhonda Gillikin - Yukon, OK


William was born on October 21, 1942 and passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017.

William was a resident of Alabama at the time of passing.

He was 42.A memorial services will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, September David "Blake" Fisher October 17, 1963 - September 08, 2017 David "BLAKE" Fisher age 53 years old, passed into the hands of our Lord with his family at home. He was 75.Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, September 13, Frances Jeanette Wade November 14, 1926 - September 07, 2017 Frances Jeanette Wade a resident at the Henry County Nursing Home, Abbeville, AL (formerly of Wesley Manor, Dothan, AL) passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017. Born February 22, 1934 in Alabama to James William Glover June 11, 1938 - September 04, 2017 Mr. James William Glover, 79, a resident of Cowarts, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017, at home surrounded by family and friends.Funeral services will be Gail Robinson October 31, 1930 - September 04, 2017 Mrs. Gail F Robinson.86, Visitation Kenneth Hannah May 18, 1929 - August 26, 2017 Mr. Kenneth Hoyle Hannah, 88, of Dothan, passed away on August 26, 2017.Mr.

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