• Callison-Lough Funeral Home
    Bentonville, AR
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Frank Bailey 1956 - 2011
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It has taken me some time to address Frank's death. I was at my desk today and thinking about how a message from him would pop up when I wasn't expecting one. I miss that.

Frank was one of those students that every professor would want. He was committed, focused, engaged, and compassionate.
From the first day he walked into the Office of Adult and Returning Students(OARS), to the day he received his master's degree, Frank grew from a nervous returning student into a leader and accomplished professional. During his years working in the OARS Office, he not only assisted students in any way he could, but he organized the first OARS student association, played Santa Claus for the children during the OARS Christmas parties, and organized trips and activities, among other activities.

Frank was not only my student; he became my friend and then my colleague. I was so proud of him when he was hired at NWACC, a dream of his to work at a college. Then his first year at the college he went on and received the Rehabilitant of the Year award from the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA). He wrote to me and said that he never thought there would be a chance he would be joining the NRA, and here he was receiving an award.

When he wrote that the State Rehabilitation Agency in Benton County wanted him to apply, he was torn, but what an accomplishment for him. He told me to keep my fingers crossed, but there was no need to. Frank's ability was always apparent, as well as his passion for assisting those with disabilities.

Frank, I will always have a place for you in my heart. You thanked me all the time for assisting you, but I thank you, as you are the one that always made me feel successful.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
P.J., Frank volunteered for me at Peachtree Hospice in the past. I dont know if I ever met you, but I feel as if I know you from all the times Frank spoke of you. I was shocked to hear yesterday of Frank's home going. I am asking God to give you comfort P.J. - words are so inadequate at times like these - only God can minister adequately to us. I can only tell you how very sorry I am.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Holding you close in thought and prayer.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Frank was very dear to me and I will always cherish having his friendship.My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Frank was a lifelong family friend who, just like his parents, was always there to provide love and support to everyone in our family. He was truly a remarkable person who made a positive impact on everyone's life he touched, no matter how brief. Although I very rarely had the opportunity to see Frank, the last time being when my dad passed in January 2008, and even though it had been literally decades since I'd seen him last, he had a hug and comforting words that made me feel as if I had just spoken to him yesterday. I will genuinely miss him, but it makes me smile to know that he is reunited with his mom & dad and many other loved ones who went before him.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Frank was such a kind soul, always helping others, always being a friend. We talked often on FB and I always enjoyed Franks quotes and words of wisdom he would share. I pray for comfort for Frank's wonderful family he lives behind.
Monday, August 01, 2011
Frank was an awesome and caring person. I loved him and he was always there for any one who needed help. He will be missed by many..
Monday, August 01, 2011
frank will be missed
Monday, August 01, 2011
Frank was a special friend, and a member of my church family, We shared many long talks and had many similar interests. He had a special compassion for everyone and always had a smile and a warm glow wherever you were with him. Frank, you will be missed not only me, my wife, and kids, but by everyone you came in contact with. God bless you...
Monday, August 01, 2011
PJ, my heart aches for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Frank was such a kind, generous man, and he will be missed. I will treasure my memories of our times together in OARS. He touched a lot of people, and the world was better for his place in it.
Monday, August 01, 2011
My heart aches for the loss of such a wonderful man and good friend. Frank was always cheerful with a ready smile. He was one of the most caring people I have know. I will miss him.
Sharon Herrick
Monday, August 01, 2011
Cousin Frank and I never actually met while growing up. However, when we met as adults, it was as if we had know each other for a lifetime. I am so blessed to be able to call Frank and PJ and the rest of the Bailey family my kinfolks. Love you all!
Monday, August 01, 2011
P.J., We will always be grateful for Frank's and your kindness to my mother, Dovie and to our son Chris and nephew Robert. Praying that your happy memories will fill your mind as you think of him. Gayle King and family
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Frank really touched me in one of the Morning Talk sessions at All Saint's. He always had a kind word to say. His posts on Facebook always seemed to brighten the day if only for a moment. Frank will be missed by a lot of people.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Frank, I was blessed to become your friend while working with your Aunt Vivian. Your love, compassion and humor was something to look forward to. I am shocked to hear of your passing, but know you are in a better place. My thoughts are with PJ at this time.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
What a kind, sweet, gentle and generous man Frank was. I met him in seventh grade and he was all those things even then. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed, but he also left a wonderful legacy. Personally, I will miss his Facebook posts, which always highlighted his non-judgmental nature and his desire for us all to be more loving.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
PJ, I heard this morning about Frank. I couldn't believe this. I am so very sorry. You all have always meant so much to me. Frank is a very good man and I will miss him greatly. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.Always, Lora Graves
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Frank was an awesome guy and I will cherish the years we worked together and all the good times.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
p.j.and family. I was shocked to see that Frank had died. I am so sorry honey. God left him here long enough for him to care for Aunt Vivian. When you lose someone so close, you experience extreme loss. I did and do when Randall died. I am so sorry I cannot drive back to Arkansas for the services. Know that my prayers are with you. I loved Frank very much. God Bless you P.J. my love always Barbara J Bailey
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I am a better person for having known Frank Bailey. Many people have repeated his two favorite phrases-"It is what it is" and "It's all good." He always said these with his trademark laugh. He has definitely made a mark on my heart and soul. I'm so glad for the many years I had with him and am awed at the number of other lives he's touched in just the same way. Till we meet again, dear friend, I will try to live my life more like the example that you set for all of us.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
It sadden me to read of Frank's passing and came as a shock. I knew Frank from St. Edwards and Harbor View days. He was a joy to be around. He was very compassionate and caring with all those he was around, staff and patients. He will be missed by many!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
My prayers and love go out to you PJ and
Amy. Frankie, I will miss you every day of my life and remember our wonderful friendship. You will be so missed by all, especially me. I wish you many blessings in your travels beyond.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
We love you Uncle Frank!
Travis, Brooke, Jadyn, BayLee and Laney.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Shocked and saddened by the untimely loss of such a wonderful caring man. He was a true blessing to his family. He will be missed. Our prayers for PJ, Aunt RIta, and all of his family. Sorry that we cannot be at the memorial, but we will be there in spirit.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I am a better person for having known Frank, as are many others. His concern and tolerance for his fellow human, his love and devotion to his family, and his dedication to all creatures great and small speak volumes about Frank Bailey. I hope his spirit can live on through each of us touched by him. There is a hole in the world's heart now. Frank, you are missed.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Frank was a wonderful person and I think everyone who met him grew to love him. He always kind a kind and encouraging word for those who needed it and he took such good care of his loved ones. I know he will be missed tremendously. I am happy to have known him and will always treasure our friendship and the wonderful memories I have of him.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I have been doing a lot of reflecting over the past couple of days. Frank and I have been friends for quite a number of years. However, over the past year we have become extremely close as we share a great many ideals and beliefs. The greatest of these is simply being there for another person in a time of need, and to offer a hand for support.

Frank simply loved people.

I wrote a poem sometime around twenty years ago for my mom and it was used again for my dad. I hold Frank right up beside those two and I feel that this is something Frank would be telling us right now.

When I Am Gone

When I am gone and my work is done,
don't grieve. I am not really gone.
My spirit lives on in the cool country breese
and in the smell of the roses
you can forever breathe.
If when you think of me, you cry,
Do not regret that I am gone
and we did not say good bye.
Remember our good and fun times
and if that does not stop your sorrow;
always look for tomorrow.
Then put me out of your mind
and do not remember;
for I would rather be forgotten
than to make you sad.

Love you bud, I'll be talking to you later.
Friday, July 29, 2011
My dear friend, thank you so much for teaching me what true tolerance and compassion are. Thank you for being a Godparent to my children. We will miss you everyday and love you always.
Friday, July 29, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to PJ and Frank's family. What an incredible man he was. The world is a far better place having had Frank in it and for those of us whose lives he touched...how very lucky we are.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dear Frank--"Frankie," as our family called you,

I know there's a great game of Chinese checkers going on in Heaven between you and Grandma Combs. Blessings to you for a life well-lived. Go rest high on that mountain.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I have not seen Frank since highschool, but, we stayed connected thru Facebook. He and I both had several good friends that worked with him at the college. I am soo sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank in his new safe home and with his entire family!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
My dear friend. It is so hard to say goodbye to you so I won't. Instead, I will speak to you everyday and share gossip over my kitchen table like we always would. The world has lost a wonderful man. I love you.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I met Frank through an Acting 1 course at UAFS. Frank was an AMAZING person! Never have I met someone so nice and caring like him. He was and old soul just strolling around in our lives. I learned a lot from Frank. I learned that it was okay to make mistakes and to figure things out with time, as no one is perfect. He was so patient and tolerant, even in his acting, it was amazing just to see him take every moment and live it to the fullest, something that I haven't mastered yet, but will try to get better at. I always liked hearing his stories, they were so crazy and bizarre just like everybodies. He and PJ were the sweetest couple in the whole world. I'm so sorry PJ. Frank was just an amazing person. He was a great friend, the type that was always there for you when you needed a shoulder to lean on, he understood and his words were comforting. Frank was an incredible friend, mentor, husband, father, uncle, etc. I will miss Frank and I'm sure he will be missed so much by others.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I went to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith with Frank. We were in the Organization of Adult and Returning Students together and had some great times. After I graduated in 2007, we didn't see each other, but connected through Facebook. I ran into Frank last May, when my wife and I were attending our daughter's graduation from NWACC. Unsurprising, he was working the graduation and helping students. That was Frank, always helping others. We talked for a while and he told me how much he loved his new job at NWACC and how wonderful his co-workers and the students were. I'm glad I seen him that night....Rest in Peace Old Friend.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I read a post from Frank in the morning and was inspired. I read a post about Frank only hours later in the day, and the word of shock does not begin to express my emotion. We may not have spoken much since college days, but most every day in the last year his words have inspired, encouraged, and given me hope. I know this man has gone on to a place we all pray to one day make it too. He had inner goodness that few ever show. My condolences with all of his family. I pray that you will find the light in your life again.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I'm not sure if I ever met Frank in person, but we connected on FB and he was such an encourager. It makes me sad to never again see his comments or words of wisdom or his gentle spirit.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Frank was a very good friend and one of the nicest people I've ever known. I was shocked to learn of his passing and also very saddened. The world lost a good guy and I lost a good friend. My prayers and thoughts are with PJ and the rest of the family
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Frank was a great friend. I am shocked to learn of his passing. He was a big help to me in his NWACC job. A very thoughtful and sensitive man. We were in touch frequently over facebook. I will miss those communications and I will miss Frank greatly. My sincere condolences to his family for their loss.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Frank was a great friend. I am shocked to learn of his passing. He was a big help to me in his NWACC job. A very thoughtful and sensitive man. We were in touch frequently over facebook. I will miss those communications and I will miss Frank greatly. My sincere condolences to his family for their loss.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I haven't seen Frank since graduating from high school, but reconnected with him on FB. He was so kind, funny and gracious. It was obvious how much he loved his family. My prayers are with you.
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