Will M. Fralix, 95, of Hendersonville, NC, and formerly of Silver Springs, FL peacefully went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 6, 2019 at The Laurels of Hendersonville. A native of St. George, SC, Will was a son of the late Obie and Winnie Weeks Fralix. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Marcia Ann, and his spouse of fifty years, Arline (Morris); three sisters and two brothers.
Will worked in Federal Aviation with the Department of Transportation and was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy for twenty-two years. He was a founder of St. Joseph of the Forest Catholic Church, active for 38 years. He was a grounds keeper, active in the mens and parish club, and became a Eucharist Minister. He was also a member of the National WWII Museum and worked at the Search Radar Work Center, NC in Roanoke Rapids. Some of his favorite activities were memberships with VFW and American Legion, and an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his loving wife of seventeen years, Rose-Marie Dauphinais Hashway Fralix; daughters, Dianne E. Martin (Robert) of Sykesville, MD; sons, Michael T. Fralix (Patti) of Raleigh, NC, Joseph W. Fralix (Mary) of Lexington, KY, Steve E. Fralix (Sheri) of Mineola, FL, and Philip A. Fralix (Patricia) of Niceville, FL; grandchildren, Tracy Becker, Lisa Martin, Alison Martin, Robby Martin, Chatham Kilhosher, Tara Kinney, Amanda Ornat, Abbe Fralix, Joel and Casey Fralix, Jonathan Fralix, Betsy Fralix, and Brenna Fralix, Kenny Fralix, Autumn Fralix, Cullen Fralix, Dianne Hatke, and Taylor Pramik; special stepson and caregiver, David J. Hashway; stepsons, Michael P. Hashway (Kathy), Dennis J. Hashway (Nancy), Jeffrey P. Hashway, and Matthew P. Hashway; twenty great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be celebrated by Father Francis Joseph, O.C.D. on Friday September 27, 2019 at St. Joseph of the Forest Catholic Church, at 11 o’clock with military honors. Following the service, burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The church is located at 17301 E. Highway 40, Silver Springs, FL, 33073. Memorial contributions may be offered to Food for the Poor, INC., 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073, EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL, 35210 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.