Howard "Wayne" Frazier passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the age of 62. He was born in Syracuse, NY on August 23, 1955. Wayne moved to Baton Rouge as a child and attended Tara High School, where he graduated in 1973. He then went to LSU, was a member of the Golden Band from Tigerland and received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 1978. His first teaching position was at Lutcher High School then moved on to Glen Oaks High School as band director. Afterwards, Wayne spent the next 16 years as band director at Belaire High School, then took a sabbatical, married the love of his life on June 25, 1988 and earned his Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance in 1989. He returned to Belaire High School to resume his position, then later completed his 21 year teaching career at Broadmoor High School. After retirement from teaching, he began his second career as a Maritime Ship's Agent. Wayne enjoyed meeting people from all around the world and he shared his faith whenever given the opportunity. He was a passionate fan of the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Cubs. He cherished the times he spent with his beloved family which he always referred to as his greatest blessing. Wayne's faith was so strong, he had no doubt where he would be when this day came. He provided his children with a firm foundation anchored in Christ and made sure his family was in worship. Long ago, Wayne made the decision to be an organ donor. He was able to provide the miracles that several families have been praying for. He is truly a hero to people who will never know him. He will always be our hero. Please honor him by considering being an organ donor. Wayne is survived by his wife of 29 years, Shara Schulingkamp Frazier; daughter, Kelsey; sons, Tanner and Layne; and brother, Daniel. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Harriet Frazier; and sister, Dawn Marie. Visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10925 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 10:00 AM until the time of funeral service at 12:00 PM. Burial will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. A memorial fund has been set up in Wayne's memory for those wishing to help the family with ongoing expenses. Donations may be mailed to Trinity Lutheran Church. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.greenoaksfunerals.com.
Published by The Advocate from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2018.