• Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home
    Bastrop, TX
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Frank B. Ridlon Jr. 1933 - 2017

Frank B. Ridlon Jr.

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August 04, 2017
Oh, yes, Frank found his thrill on Blueberry Hill. We are glad to have welcomed him into our family as a brother. Frank was very talented and generous with his help; he showed me how to repair a leaking faucet. He loved children and animals and the man sure knew how to wear a hat. Louise introduced him to a lot of interests and he shared a lot of interests with her and Brian. A man of opposites, he was a laconic, lobster-loving Yankee who embraced the Wild West and became the Lucky Texan. He was modest yet he was a Ham. A type-T personality, seeking thrills, speed and excitement who also could appreciate reclining in front of the TV with a Martini. Frank was courageous and did things his way, but realized it was time to let the Lord take his hand and lead him home. We will miss you Frank. ~ Vicki and Alex
July 28, 2017
Frank is the only person who could - or would - do an impersonation of Louis Armstrong while dancing "The Slime." I will never forget that - ever! He might also have been playing the autoharp but I was laughing too hard and my eyes were closed.
July 27, 2017
Sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace, Hosea 13:14.
July 20, 2017
Honey, I know Jack-dog was there to greet you when you arrived in Heaven, and that you and he are enjoying the company of so many friends and family members who have gone before. I love you forever!
July 16, 2017
Louise, you and Frank are cornerstones of my TMN experience, especially those "early days" at McRoughs and the whole bio-census experiment/experience. It was such grand fun! I remember all of us hiking along, exchanging opinions about potential ID's, Frank's quiet smiling, your assured laughing, and my regretting that I hadn't paid more attention in biology class!

I read Frank's obit and am both awed and humbled by all he did in and with his life; he exemplifies "Renaissance Man." It at once shamed and inspired me: life has so much to offer, you have only to reach out and grab it! No wonder the "kindergarten teacher was swept away - how blessed you were!!

I send my thoughts, prayers, and love to you and all your family.
Marsha
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