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November 05, 2012
Paul Alexander Fraser, age 65, of Odessa, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas.
He was born in Bend, on Sept. 9, 1947 to John Paul Cook and Mary Louise (Zevely) Fraser. He attended and graduated from Bend Senior High, class of 1965.
He married Jacqueline (Wirges) Coxey on April 9, 1967 in Bend. They had one son, John Cameron. They later separated. Paul moved on to pursue his music career.
Paul was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who served honorably during Vietnam in the US Navy on the USS Ranger.
He was a songwriter and co-authored the classic song, “Amarillo By Morning” which is a tribute to Paul by George Strait, and can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3CWNLhW140.
Paul was a passionate musician, artist and patriot of American Freedom and Liberty; he lived his life pursuing his dreams, writing, and singing to his last day.
He will be missed by the few who had the opportunity to know him and forever remembered in the hearts of millions through his legacy of music.
He is survived by his second wife Pamela (Brock) Fraser of Odessa, Texas; daughter, Donna Elliott and her husband, Eric of Fort Worth; two sons, Joe Fraser and Scott Fraser and his wife, Hilda, all of Odessa; brother, Oliver Fraser, Jr. of Eugene, Ore.; a son, John Cameron (Fraser) Coxey and his wife, Emily; and a grandson, Hunter Allan Coxey — all of Bend; and five other grandchildren living in Texas; a sister, Dawn Luyendyk and family of Napa, Calif.; Aunt Gracie Busse and her family of Gresham, Ore.; and Aunt Jean Anderson and her family of Crooked River Ranch.
Paul is a descendant of the Levi May family of Sherman County and the Alexander Martin Zevely family of Prineville and Lakeview, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At his request no services will be held. A memorial plaque will be placed in the spring (2013) at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville.