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Public visitation for Frazier to be at Brown and Williamson Club Tuesday

by UofL Today last modified Aug 17, 2012 05:20 PM

Public visitation for Owsley Brown Frazier, former University of Louisville board chair, longtime supporter of the university and prominent civic leader, will be Tuesday at the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Public visitation for Frazier to be at Brown and Williamson Club Tuesday

Owsley Brown Frazier

Frazier died Aug. 16 after an illness.

Public visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Brown and Williamson Club. Visitors should enter at Gate 8 on the northwest side of the stadium. Parking will be available at the site.

The great grandson of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman Corp, Owsley Brown Frazier served as vice chairman of the company for nearly two decades before his retirement in 2000.

“I’m devastated at the passing of my dear and personal friend Owsley Brown Frazier,” said President James Ramsey. “Neither the University of Louisville nor the citizens of our community had a better friend than Owsley. His service and incredible generosity to the university’s academic, research and athletic programs is well documented and leaves a lasting legacy to all of us, young and old. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

He is credited with raising more than half a billion dollars for local causes and organizations. His $25 million gift to UofL in 2011 – the largest in school history -- brought to nearly $50 million the amount Frazier and his daughters have given to the university.

“I give to the University of Louisville because I love it,” Frazier said at the time.

In recognition of his contributions to the university, UofL named its athletic complex on Floyd Street the Owsley Brown Frazier Cardinal Park. The College of Business building is named after his brother, the late Harry Frazier.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Rd., Harrods Creek, Ky. In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy in the form of donations to the Frazier History Museum or the charity of your choice.

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