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Family visitation and viewing for James Joseph Frawley U.S.N. (Ret), 73, of Sweetwater, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Military Honors performed at 3:30 p.m. by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Final disposition will be cremation at his request under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Frawley died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born March 21, 1938, in Troy, NY. He married Carolyn Anne Lewis on May 29, 1979, in Elizabeth City, NC. James was a retired U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman First Class and East Coast AEGIS Missile Logistician, GS-12, Virginia Beach, VA. He also was recognized by the U.S. Navy with the following decorations: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Award (four awards) and National Defense Service Medal. After retirement of serving his country, James lived in Sweetwater the past 16 years and worked locally at The Lake Store at Lake Sweetwater and Bill Burn's Texaco Convenience Store in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Anne Frawley of Sweetwater; three sons, James Frawley, Jr. and wife Sonja of Haltom City, TX, Michael Frawley and wife Sandra of Nocona, TX and Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Frawley and wife Susan of Jacksonville, NC; two daughters, Robin Durant of Niles, MI and Shannon Thomas and husband Gary of Ft. Worth, TX; three sisters, Pat Podeszwa and husband Joe of Averill Park, NY, Kathleen Bly and husband Joe of Cropseyville, NY and Carolyn Frawley of Cohoes, NY; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Caroline Frawley.