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Bert Frase

A private service will be held at a later date for William Albert “Bert” Frase, 78, Thayer, Missouri.


Mr. Frase passed away at 2:43 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home.


He was born December 20, 1939, at Memphis, Tennessee, to Edward Cross Frase and Ruth Neola McFarland Frase.  He was married in 1971, at Reno, Nevada, to Sharon Lee Doughty.  Bert supervised the machine shop at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, developing research instrumentation, for 42 years.  He had toured all fifty states on his motorcycle with his wife, and occasionally his daughter.   He loved white water canoeing and the Ozarks, choosing to retire here above all other places he had experienced in his life.  Mr. Frase was of the Catholic faith.


He is survived by his wife, Sharon Frase; one daughter, Dr. Priscilla Frase, and husband, Thomas Glorioso; one daughter-in-law, Gabrielle Frase; and three grandchildren, Reagan, Greer and Kennedy Frase.


His parents, one son, Keith Norman Frase, and three brothers, Walter, Gene and Buddy Frase, preceded him in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at