Allen Ray Fraley

Allen Ray Fraley passed from this life to reside with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 13th, 2023 at 89 years old.  He was born March 24th, 1934 in Centerville, Texas to U.N.  and Fannie nee Parker Fraley.  He graduated from Webster High School. He served in the US Army at the end of the Korean War. Allen was joined in marriage to Carol Roach May 7th, 1966.  He was a machinist by trade and retired from a 33-year career at Monsanto/Sterling Chemical in Texas City, Texas.

Allen is preceded in death by his parents; daughters Janice (19 days) and Cindy West (55 years); brothers Herman and Bill; and sister Joyce James.

He is survived by his loving wife Carol, daughter Gay Crenshaw, son Douglas, and sister Betty Crum.  He loved and was so proud of his grandchildren:  Daniel, James, Shaun, Micah, Jacob, Brittany, and Samantha.  At the time of his death, he had six great-grandchildren: Mason, Rylie, Michael, Krysta, Danielle, and James.

Some of his favorite past times were watching drag racing and football, attending car shows, attending his grandchildren’s events to cheer them on, and reading his Bible.  One of his many favorite scriptures was John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

To honor Allen’s memory, we are holding a celebration of his life on December 23rd at the Elk’s Lodge in Kemah, Texas at 10:30 AM with a reception to follow.  Anyone who knew him is invited to attend and remember his wonderful life.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to your favorite charity in Allen’s name.


  1. Uncle Allen was an incredible man. Full of life and always a fond story to share. He was very devoted to his family. I will truly miss him. May he rest in peace.

    Lisa James Ewing
  2. I grew up with Allen and Carol and remained friends through the years. My main memory of him are the stories he liked to tell. He had a story for everything. Many times when I was a teen, he would work on my car or tell me how to fix it. He LOVED to talk about the bible and read scriptures. Allen, you were like a 3rd dad to me and I will miss you. I’m so glad I got to come see you a few weeks ago for Thanksgiving. to Carol and his family, I give my deepest condolences.

    Becky Schuett
  3. Allen and Carol were a big part of our lives in and out of the Grace Gospel Church. Everyone there was “family” and they were no exception. I have fond memories of being at their house and video taping us kids doing silly dances in the kitchen. I truly hope that tape has been “lost” over the years. I am deeply saddened for your loss.

    Linda Bowman
  4. So sad He was wonderful person. I know he will be missed.

    Carrie Noble
  5. Papa Fraley always had a funny story to share. His smile and laugh contagious and always made me feel loved anytime we connected. I am proud to be his grandson and proud of the man he was.

  6. I am a very close friend of Carol’s, so through the last few years I feel like I had the priviledge of knowing Allen as well. Even though I never saw him face to face, I did speak to him on the phone a couple of times when Carol was in the hospital. The time I remember the best was when it came up that my dad was a minister and my mother was a teacher at school and also at the church. After he heard that news, he felt at liberty to speak freely about his favorite subjects, his beloved Heavenly Father and the Bible. This endeared Allen to me. He will be greatly missed, but I know he is well and happy being with our Lird and Savior.
    Sunday December 17th at. 11:35

    Madelyn Shipley Lane Klepper
  7. I met Allen through his wonderful wife Carol, it was a joy and a blessing
    to meet him and to speak with him on the phone. I’m going to miss him
    When I call. In my thoughts and heart he’ll always be. Carol my prayers
    are with you, and I know the Lord is too. Love you

    Beverly Fleming
  8. Working with Allen was alway a pleasure and you could rest assure it was fixed right. He was a great Machinist . Had many laugh together . He in my prayer and may he rest in piece.

    Jim Horan
  9. Growing up with his son, Doug, Allen was “Mr. Fraley” to me. He always offered a guiding hand, or firm and quick response when we’d clown around too much. He was proud of his work, was a friend in the neighborhood when people asked for help and had a great smile to go along with some of his jokes and riddles (that we eventually learned by the time we were teenagers). He was fond of wrenching on “Ol Blue”, the Ford Maverick with the 302 in it (quick in those days).
    Allen and Carol were friends of my parents and we’d visit on evenings and dinners through the years.
    I’ll always remember Allen as a good man, good dad for Doug and an appreciated neighbor just down the street from us.

    Eric Heddles
  10. In the past 35 years , Allen played a big part of my life he was like my Dad I called him Dad he showed me what it was like to have a loving and caring father that I didn’t have he would talk to me about the Bible a lot I loved him dearly.

    Brenda Wernberg

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