Stanley C. Frank, This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be in super abundance of happiness. Stanley Colson Frank is face to face with the Lord as of December 1, 2012. No more pain, no more sorrow - the old things have passed away.|
Stan was born in Paterson, New Jersey on the 8th of June, 1923 to Frederick and Gertrude Peck Frank. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in June 1941 where he won numerous metals in track and field, including gold and silver metals from the University of Pennsylvania Track Relays. He entered the University of Texas at Austin in the Fall of 1941 to pursue a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He became a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and excelled in track and field at the college level, earning his capital "T" burnt orange letter. He joined the V-12 unit at the University and served his country during WWII in the United States Navy.
He returned to the University of Texas in January of 1946 where he met the girl he would later marry, the former Betty Leah McCarthy of Houston. They were married the day after Christmas in 1946 and graduated the following August, 1947. Betty and Stan were married almost 66 years at the time of his passing.
After earning their degrees Stan and Betty returned to Houston and were blessed with the birth of their wonderful children, Stanley C. Frank Jr., Glenn Gregory Frank, Dr. Dara Whitney Frank and Andrea Townsend Frank Johnson (husband Roy) who survive their father. Also surviving are his sister Gail Whitney Frank Wells (husband Gerald), grandchildren Jeremy Joseph Johnson (wife Rachel), Danielle Johnson Moore (husband William), Jason Jefferson Johnson (wife Stacy) and Christian Colson Johnson, great grandchildren John Francis Johnson, Joseph James Johnson and Delilah Marie Moore and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Stan is predeceased by his parents, his brother Donald and sister Shirley.
As a professional engineer, Stan was employed by Standard Oil, Tellepsen Construction and Fish Engineering. He traveled to Argentina to design and construct a refinery in Tierra del Fuego. Traveling was difficult with a young family and while working as an engineer, Stan attended law school at night and passed the Bar Exam in the spring of 1959. Before starting his law practice, Stan took part in several business ventures including being the President of 1st National Indemnity Company. He successfully lobbied the Texas legislature for laws relevant to that industry. He worked in corporate law and was counsel to several companies including Mira Pak. After many years as a corporate attorney, Stan started private practice with his son Stan Jr. He was a life-long member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the American Bar Association and the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity.
Stan finally retired at 84 and became a serious student of the Word of God. He was active in his church life at Berachah with Betty and close friends Joy, Wayne and Kim Whitaker. He believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior and grew in knowledge and faith on a consistent basis. Over the years Stan and Betty took many wonderful trips. They cruised, fished and visited with family and friends for a full and fantastic life.
Along with his grieving grandsons Dr. John Andrew, Wayne Whitaker, Charles Sherretts, David Bratton and Christopher McDaniel will serve as pallbearers.
Services will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:00am at Berachah Church in Houston. Interment will follow the services at 12:30pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in the name of Stanley C. Frank to Berachah Church, 2815 Sage Road, Houston, Texas 77056, www.berachah.org or to a
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2012