Richard Lynn Fraker, Jr., a retired Army Corp of Engineer Major, lost his seven-year battle with prostate cancer on Dec. 27, 2019.
Lynn is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glynn Griggs Fraker; his daughters, Shannon Shelburne (Matthew) and Devon Gatewood (Roger); his grandchildren, Natalie, Molly, and Carl Shelburne; his sister, Martha Kersh; several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
He is predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Fraker, and his father, Richard Fraker, Sr.
Lynn was born in Northwestern Ohio on Feb. 8, 1952.
He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1975 with a degree in geography. He was immediately commissioned into the Army and later, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, serving our country for over 22 years.
He also obtained a Masters in contracts management from Penn State, which he utilized in civilian employment with Scirex (clinical drug trial agency) and Church Housing Corporation (low income housing for the elderly and disabled).
After retiring to Virginia three and a half years ago, he found a new passion serving his community as an ambulance driver with the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad.
Lynn was a devoted father, dedicated track and field throwing coach and an avid supporter of the Second Amendment.
He enjoyed skeet shooting and wandering the “bourbon trail,” sampling various varieties of Kentucky’s finest.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
No funeral service will be held. A wake is being planned for early 2020.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad at 10 Slice Road, Palmyra, VA.