Philip Curtis Fracker, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia went to his eternal home in Heaven on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Philip is preceded in death by his parents; Dudley and Ruby Fracker, brothers; Robert Fracker, Russell Fracker, mother of his children; Peggy F. Stone, best friend; Charles Russell.
Surviving are his daughters; Marie F. Harris, husband Tim of McCormick, S.C., Debbie F. Starnes of Spartanburg, S.C., son; Roger C. Fracker, wife Robin of Amelia, VA, brother; Lee S. Fracker, five grandchildren; five great grandchildren, nine nephews; four nieces and three sister in-laws.
Philip was a 1957 William Fleming graduate, he played football, basketball, baseball, and track and did well in all his athletic endeavors in a high end prep school where he volunteered as a coach serval times. He also liked golf, bowling and traveling by car or cruise ship.
Philip followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He attended Fork Union Military Academy and while there he was awarded a trophy for best athlete of the year, he also received high marks on the rifle range.
His first job was working for Sears Department Store as a truck driver; he then went to work for The City of Roanoke Fire Department. While with the Fire Department, he played fast pitch softball for the City of Roanoke, and took a second job delivering flowers as far as West Virginia. At the end of his career, Phil retired early as Captain of the Roanoke City Fire Department. After his retirement, he enjoyed watching all sports on TV and keeping up with them all. He also enjoyed sitting and talking with all his friends at the bookstore in the mall. He cherished all the times his bother Lee would come over or call and all the times he received and called his family and friends.
A celebration of Philip’s life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens 5737 Airport Road NW Roanoke, VA 24012 (in the mausoleum) with Pastor Melton Johnson officiating.
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