Frank Homer Stephens Jr. (1923 - 2013)

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Stephens, Jr., Frank Homer Frank Homer Stephens, Jr., "Pinky", 90, formerly of Dallas, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2013 in El Paso, TX. Frank was a devoted family man and found great joy in his role as husband, father and "Grandpa" to his 10 grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor, an infectious smile and a positive outlook. He loved life and enjoyed many friendships. He was a man of quiet but strong and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. Frank was born May 23, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA to Frank Homer Stephens and Rita Marie Theall. He was the oldest of three children and was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers David and Donald and his beloved wife of 58 years Betty Gene Riley Stephens, who he now joins in heaven. Frank married Betty Riley of Wills Point, TX on March 1, 1945. He served in the U.S. Navy from July 1943 to April 1946 as an Engineering Officer and spent 7 months serving in the Pacific during World War II. Frank attended the University of Texas in Austin where he was member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, the Friars Society and the Texas Cowboys. As a long-time Dallas resident, Frank co-owned Triangle Supply Co., was a member of Church of the Incarnation, Brookhollow Golf Club where he loved to play golf and tennis and founded the annual Pinkymint Golf Tournament, and was a part of many other local organizations. Frank is survived by his son Frank Hobart "Bart" and wife Molly of Austin and their children Andrew (Erin) and daughter Wynne, James Shelby (Rachel) and Marianna Riley; Jan Stephens Miller and husband Ty of Dallas and their children Sarah Ralston (Joshua) and daughters Adele and Miriam, Mary Claire VanderSchaaf (Eric) and son Luke and daughter Macey; Molly Stephens and Riley Parker; and Riley Russell and wife Karen of El Paso and their children Benjamin Riley, David Warden and Katherine Adele. The family extends their deepest gratitude to Lilia Aquino for her kind and loving care of Frank and appreciation to the Regency of El Paso. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Incarnation, Memorial Chapel on Thursday Nov. 21 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Incarnation or . Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home www.hlfhs.com



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702 E Pine St Edgewood, TX 75117
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 20, 2013
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