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William Frazier-Dr. Charles Martin- Janet Smith

Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

William Frazier

William Frazier

Bill C. Frazier, 95, of Troy, formerly of Maryland Heights, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014,  at Sugar Creek Assisted Living.

He was born on March 6, 1919, in Winston County, Alabama to Edgar and Eva ( Fondren) Frazier.

After attending the local schools,  Bill entered the Army Air Corps  and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. On a blind date, he met the love of his life, Lottie Wilson.The couple was later married in June 1948 in Dayton, Ohio. To this union were born three daughters: twins, Sharon and Susan and their youngest daughter, Sandra. The girls grew up in St. Louis and Maryland Heights. He was an excellent provider for his family and was employed as a precision mechanic for over 30 years for McDonnell- Douglas, now known as Boeing.

He is survived by his loving  daughters: Sharon Hoffman and   companion, Terry Farris, of Rhineland, Susan Williams, of Troy, Sandra Baer, of St. Charles;  nine grandchildren; twenty-four (24) great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held  Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St.  Troy.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center.  Rev. Darrell Alley will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Sugar Creek Assisted Living, c/o the funeral home.

Friends and Family may sign the online guest book www.


Dr. Charles Martin

Dr. Charles Martin

Dr. Charles E. Martin, of Troy, died Monday morning, May 5, 2014 after a long battle with respiratory and heart disease.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Lincoln County, near Moscow Mills.  He was the youngest child of James S. and Mary E. Martin.

He graduated from Buchanan High School in Troy, Mo in 1947.

After two years of farming, he attended the UMC College of Agriculture in Columbia, MO from 1949-1952.

He served in the US Air Force from 1952-1954 and was honorably discharged to begin Veterinary College at UMC in 1954.  He received his Veterinary degree in 1958.

From 1958 to 1965 he was in private, mixed practice in Marceline, MO.

He left private practice to attend graduate school at Purdue University in 1965.

After receiving his Master’s Degree in June of 1967 he joined the faculty at the UMC College of Veterinary Medicine.  There he was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, specializing in Theriogenology, from 1967 to 1980, serving as Department Chairman from 1974-1980.

In 1980 he became a Technical Service Veterinarian with the Upjohn Company (now Zoetis) where he worked until his retirement in 1993.

In his retirement he served as a part time consulting veterinarian for Cargill Swine from 1993-2003.

In addition to his private practice, teaching, technical service, and consulting career, he is a past President of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists.

He is survived by:

His older brother, Kenneth (Ardell) Martin of Centralia, MO.

His older sister, Alma (Robert) Singleton of Clermont, Florida.

His sister in law, Carolyn Shramek of Middletown, MO.

Karen Brown, his niece, caregiver, and traveling companion for his last few years.

His three sons:

Tony (LeeAnn) of Rocheport, MO

Jim of Columbia, MO

David (Alondra) of Richland, MI

He also had 8 grand children and 3 great grand children.

In lieu of flowers, he requested that donations be given to his church, Friedens United Church of Christ (UCC) in Moscow Mills, MO.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy. Rev. Eugene Rahmier to officiate.

A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO, 63379, 636-528-8244.


Janet L. Smith, 71, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at University Hospital in Columbia.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Donald Smith, of Williamsburg; her mother, Lorine Horn; a son and daughter; her grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother,  a sister, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy. Funeral service is for Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, Troy.

Memorials may be made to donor’s choice, c/o the funeral home.