obit: Frank Merrill "Little Frankie" Tabor
SAN ANGELO Frank Merrill "Little Frankie" Tabor, 63, of San Angelo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013, in San Angelo. The Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel. The memorial funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Rev. Chinna Pagidela as celebrant. Interment will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Frank was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Dallas, Texas to Frank and Freddie Lavon Griggs Tabor. He married Jolene Williams on May 12, 1972, in Brady, Texas and they shared 40 beautiful years together. Frank joined the police academy at a young age and served 4 years with Humphreys County Sherriff's Department, Waverly Tennessee. He then moved to Brady, Texas and went to work for Ed Davenport Trucking and worked until his retirement in 1991.
Frank was a loving husband father, Papa, uncle and friend who devoted his life to his family. He loved fishing, hunting and golfing, but mostly he loved spending time with his grandkids. Frank was the first recipient of the splinter award for most dedicated parent. Throughout all of Frank's medical hurdles he kept his smile. Frank was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where he became a member through RCIA in 2007. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Marty Tabor.
He is survived by his loving family, wife Jolene Tabor of San Angelo; his daughter, Tabitha Eggemeyer and her husband, Brad of Wall, Texas; and his son, Frank Tabor and his wife, Michele, of Brady, Texas; Mike Calaway of San Antonio, who was very special to Frank and Jolene; his grandchildren, Hayden and Caleb Eggemeyer, both of Wall, Texas and Ariel, Frank, Justice and Michaela, all of Brady, Texas; one sister, Carolyn Branton and her husband, David of Kaufman, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Ricky Bracy, Ronnie Whitefield, Robert Whitefield, Marvin Morris, Chris McKenzie, Cadon Barrett and Sean McIllwain.
Donations may be made to San Angelo A.C.T.S or to Baptist Memorials Hospice. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to all the nurses with Baptist Memorials Hospice for all of the loving care given to Frank, Community Wound Care, and "the girls" ACTS prayer group. Family and friends may sign an online register book at www.johnson-funeralhome.com.
Published in GoSanAngelo from March 11 to March 13, 2013