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Rice Junior Fraley, Jr.

January 9, 2023
Marcellus, MI



Saturday, January 28, 2023
2:00 PM EST
UAW Hall
15802 Hoffman Rd.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
(269) 279-5201


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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Rice Junior Fraley, Jr of Marcellus, Michigan, age 79, died Monday, January 9, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Junior was the son of Rice Fraley, Sr. and Medie (Bradley). He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronnie Fraley, sister Judy (Wren), and brother David Fraley.

He is survived by his siblings Gerald (Dee) Fraley, Virginia Cleckner, Cathy Shepherd, Candy (Tom) Tysko, Danny (Julie) Fraley, and Tim (Dora) Fraley.

He is survived by Jacqueline Fraley, his wife of 59 years.

Junior is also survived by his children; son Odie (Huong, Debra) Fraley, daughter Dodie (Doug) Coney, daughter Jodie (Roger) Ruffin, and son Rod (Dawn) Fraley.

Grandchildren Courtney (John) Merritt, Jason (Hannah) Coney, Christopher (Amanda) Coney, Torie (Jennifer) Ruffin, and Taylor (Madylne Kuhl) Ruffin, Cody Mawhorter, Odie C. (Sara) Fraley, and Jacob (Katelyn) Fraley; great grandchildren AJ and JD Merritt, Isis Coney, Ava and Tanley Coney, Neko Kuhl-Ruffin, Ezra Ruffin and Oaklynn Fraley.

Junior retired from Schoolcraft Farm Service (k/n/a Wilbur Ellis) on November 30, 2006 after 33 years of service. Cremation will take place. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023. Service will begin at 2:00 PM at the UAW Hall (15802 Hoffman Rd Three Rivers, MI 49093) with dinner to follow.

A special thanks for the love and support of the staff at Bronson’s Cardiac 4th Floor, MICU care team, and hospice. Visit Rice Junior Fraley, Jr’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos and sign his guestbook.