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FRANK PARR Obituary
Oct 7, 1921 - Jan 9, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Frank Robert Parr died on Jan. 9, 2014. He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Three Forks, Montana, to Claude Albert and Thelma Lucille (Miller) Parr. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Claude, John, Charles Donald; and son, Brad. He is survived by sons: Ambassador Charles Oliver Cecil, Alexandria, VA; and Brian Frank Parr, Dundee, Scotland; daughters: Barbara (Grace) Medina, OKC; and Felicia Dawn (Godwin) Phillips, Lawton; grandchildren, Tom, Emily, Kate, Richard, Sam, Anna, Madeline, Joseph, and Ava; and great-grandchildren, Elise, Mira, Adam, John, Nick, and Zoe. Frank was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 55 years of service. He spent 30 years with the Oklahoma Soccer Association as a player, coach, referee, and administrator. He was president of the Central Oklahoma Soccer League for nearly eight years. He was a scouting leader in the Dan Beard District, serving as Webelos Leader on up to Assistant District Commissioner. He was a licensed private investigator. Prior to joining FAA, he served in the Army and Air Force. He was a member of Mensa, Intertel, Order of Gooneybirds, International Order of Professional Bureaucrats, International Brotherhood of Old Bastards, AOPA, ADPA, VFW, ARA, NRA and American Legion. He was granted an associate's degree in liberal arts, bachelor's degree in psychology, and master's degree in education. He was also a JD candidate at Kennedy-Western University. He attended Cal, U. Md. GWU, OCU, OU, Cameron, OCCC, and the Air Command & Staff College. He was elected to Alpha Sigma Lamdba national honor society and was the third recipient of the Oklahoma Soccer Officials' Golden Whistle award. He acted as flight crew and flight instructor on transatlantic, transpacific, Caribbean, north country, European, North African and U.S. routes, as well as project activist on many operational evaluations which were designed to provide guidance to the public, U.S. and foreign, in the instrument operation of aircraft through FAA orders, regulation, and advisories. He left this world without regret, claiming he had more fun and friends than anyone had any right to expect. His fondest hope was that his friends and children will never cry as much as he made them laugh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , COASL, or Mission to the World (mtw.org) (Acct. #16159) in support of the missionary work of his son. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary, 6934 S. Western. Friends may leave condolences for the family at: www.vondelsmithmortuary.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 17, 2014
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