Jody Vern Fraser, 56, of Hope Mills, NC passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Jody was born September 14, 1962 in Warsaw, New York. He served 21 years on active duty in the U.S. Army and retired from service in May 2006 as a Master Sergeant out of Fort Bragg. After retirement, Jody transitioned into Civilian Service for the Department of the Army as a historian of U.S. Army Special Operations. He was a primary advisor on historical and archival matters, which included artifact preservation, research, and display and served in this role for over 12 years.
Jody’s dedication to preserving military and American history was boundless. His selfless service ensured the accuracy of historical events for record keeping and future study. He also closely collaborated with North Carolina museums to ensure that pertinent artifacts and historical context could be enjoyed by military veterans and the civilian public.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 17, 2019 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Memorial service will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:30 am at the All American Chapel on Fort Bragg with military honors. A private interment will be held by the family at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
Jody is survived by his sons U.S. Army PFC Ian Fraser, Police Corporal Zachary Fraser, and stepson U.S. Army SPC Joseph Dotson.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the All Ranks Association P.O. Box 07990 Fort Bragg, NC 28307
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home 545 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301