Richard L. Fraley, 73
Richard L. Fraley, 73 of Portsmouth, died Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born October 13, 1947, in Portsmouth, to the late William L. “Chigger” Fraley and Jesse Coffee Fraley Blaine. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Teresa Blankenship.
Richard was a 1965 graduate of Portsmouth High School, he was a United States Army Vietnam veteran, Past Commander of American Legion Post # 471, and a former member of the Veterans Commission of Scioto County. He was the owner and operator of “Rich TV and Home Center” in Portsmouth which he started in 1994.
Richard is survived by his wife Janice Rapp Fraley who he married on February 14, 1984, 3 sons; Richard Fraley Jr. “Richie” (Sarah), Jesse (Amanda) Johnson, and Steven Johnson, a daughter Angella (Steve) Boyer, 2 sisters Iris Fraley Mills and Jackie Crockett, 6 grandchildren; Kaylin Johnson, Jack Johnson, PJ Blankenship, Aimee Blankenship Alex Arthurs and Cory Boyer, and 1 great-grandchild Rhett.
A private family service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2020, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home Facebook page for friends to see. Burial will be at Scioto Burial Park with Military graveside rites by the James Dickey Post #23.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Steven Hunter Hope Fund and the Funeral Detail of the James Dickey Post #23. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerqwdavisfuneralhome.com.