A memorial service and ceremony for legendary boxer Joe Frazier will take place Monday morning at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, his business manager and friend Les Wolff confirmed this afternoon.
Details of the services themselves are still being worked out by the Frazier family, but it’s confirmed that from 9 to 11 a.m., there will be a “calling,” or viewing. At 11 a.m., or thereabouts, services will commence.
“When people ask me how I’m doing, I have no idea how to answer that. It’s tough, but the outpouring has been incredible,” Wolff said. The public is welcome at the viewing, which will be closed-casket because “Joe didn’t want people to see” him ravaged by liver cancer.
Wolff noted that there is also talk in South Carolina — the state where Frazier was born — of holding a public viewing in their statehouse.
It was just announced that there will also be two public viewings at the Wells Fargo Center, where Frazier will lie in state on Friday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Saturday (10 – 1 p.m.).