Donald Philip Frazier

  • Born: October 29, 1939
  • Died: November 10, 2021
  • Location: Johns Island, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Donald "Don" Philip Frazier, of Johns Island, SC, husband of Sarah "Sally" Hart Frazier, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November, 10 2021, twelve days after his 82nd birthday. With God's peace and comfort, our family and friends celebrate his loving and fulfilling life.
Don was born on October 29, 1939 in Erwin, NC, son of the late Wilbert T. Frazier, Sr. and Sallie Moore Frazier. Don was orphaned at age six and he and his siblings were moved to Barium Springs Presbyterian Home for Children, which he always counted as the most positive influence on his life. There he was blessed with a Christian upbringing and many lifelong friendships.

Don graduated from St. Andrews University in 1963 and began a long career in education in McColl, SC, then moved into educational administration at several independent schools in Georgia, Delaware, and Tennessee. Retiring in 2005, his family moved to Johns Island, SC, and he worked for four more years as interim headmaster in Chicago, IL, Oxford, MS, and Greenwood, SC. Even in his retirement he continued to volunteer at Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island, SC. Don's legacy is found in the lives he touched through his work in education; developing life-long relationships with students, families, teachers, and staff in every workplace and church.

Though he was known for his strong work ethic, Don had many loves outside of education. He loved sports (most notably Tarheels basketball, the New York Yankees, and NASCAR), reading, and cooking. He especially loved traveling with his Barium alumni brothers and spoiling his grandchildren with love, country breakfasts, and shopping trips to Carter's. And he was known to all as the ultimate host, planning countless celebrations and hosting visiting friends and family. His Low Country Boils and homemade peach ice cream will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, Donald is survived by his daughter, Anne Elizabeth Ahrens (Jeffrey); sister, Annie Frazier Driskell (Jack); and grandchildren, Catherine, Stephanie, and Alexander Ahrens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbert T. Frazier, Jr. and daughter, Sarah Frazier.
His memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the St. John's Parish Church, 3673 Maybank Highway at 11:00 am. Arrangements are by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Memorial donations can be made in his honor to Barium Springs Cemetery Museum Fund (P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010) or to Woodland Presbyterian School of Memphis, TN. (


Condolence & Memory Journal

Don Frazier was a very fine man, educator and school leader. His legacy at Woodland School lives on in the students, teachers and parents who were fortunate enough to attend there during his tenure. Our sympathies to Sally and Anne and their extended family on his passing. Our family will remember him with love and much appreciation. God bless you all.

Posted by Jennifer and Rick Griffin - School   December 05, 2021

Don will be sorely missed. My condolences to his wife and family.

Posted by Josh Gadsden - Johns Island, SC - Friend   November 16, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences to Sally, Anne, Jeffrey, Annie, Jack and Family.
Don will always be remembered for his many contributions to his community, and his leadership in the schools where he taught. Don's love for God, his family and passion for life will live on in the hearts of all who were blessed to know him. Don loved Barium Springs Orphanage and all his brothers and sisters who lived there. May the Lord bless Don's family and keep them in His loving care.

Love and prayers,
Landrea J. Rhyne
Bill and Allen Johnson

Posted by Landrea Rhyne - statesville, NC - Family Friend   November 13, 2021

Don was so much more than a boss and mentor to me. His ability to effectively lead with kindness and compassion is something very few people can master. I will forever be grateful for Don's impact on my life, professionally and personally. My condolences to Sally, Anne & her family, and Annie, and all those who loved Don.

Posted by Jennifer Case Abrahamson - Nashville, TN - Friend   November 12, 2021

Thanks be to God that Don Frazier crossed my path in 1992. There aren't enough words to express how much he meant to me as his co-worker and as his friend. He was loved and respected by all. I shall miss our conversations that always began with, "Hey Boss" and ended with "Mrs. V"

Posted by Monica Vunk - Friend   November 12, 2021

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