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Elmer Frank, 84 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the Crown Heights Baptist Church with Reverend Daniel Castor officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Army. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Carl Elmer Frank, Jr. was born on September 8, 1933 in Gotebo, Oklahoma to Carl Elmer Sr. and Iantha Icedor (Pewthers) Frank. Elmer grew up in the Gotebo area and graduated from Gotebo High School in 1951. Elmer enlisted into the United States Army in 1954 and served his country in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he enrolled in college at Oklahoma State University.

He was united in marriage to Eula Faye Powers on September 7, 1959 in Carnegie, Oklahoma. They made their home in Hobart before moving to Woodward in 1968. He worked for Quincy Johnston International and in 1972 he opened his own business, Elmers Diesel. Elmer continued running his business until he retired at 74 years of age.

Elmer was a member of the Crown Heights Baptist Church and he served the church as an ordained Deacon. He loved working with the youth at the church and enjoyed taking the boys to RA Congress and on ski trips and Falls Creek. One of Elmers pride and joys was his 1948 Studebaker Pickup that he built. He loved going to car shows and visiting with other car owners.

He is survived by children, Tony Frank and wife Trisha of Tulsa; Lisa Frank Brown of Woodward; Delona Coon Romines; Steve Coon and wife Donna of Woodward; grandchildren, Ethan and Sophie Frank of Tulsa, Trent Brown of Woodward, Keyton Coon, Heather Romines, Nece Zipper, Angela Mitchel, Shannon Romines, Shane Coon; ten great-grandchildren; brothers: Ernest Frank and wife Jimmie, Ronald Lee Frank and wife Mary, Roger Frank and wife Donna; a special friend Ruth Cross of Woodward; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Faye.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Alzheimers Research with the funeral home accepting the contributions on behalf of the family.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on November 3, 2017
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