Raymond Franklin Page
Services celebrating the life of Frank Page will be held at 11am on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Rose- Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating the service will be, Bro. James Duncan of Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Avinger, TX. Interment will follow at Forest Park St. Vincent Avenue. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, on Monday January 14, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm.
Raymond Franklin Page passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 after a brief illness. He is survived by; his wife of 68 years, Helen Louise Hulett Page, their daughter, Patti Lea Page Stephens, and her husband Ronald W. Stephens, grandson, Christopher P. Stephens, all of Littleton, CO, brother, Larry E. Page and his wife MaryAnn of Shreveport, LA.
Frank was born July 16, 1925 in Malvern, Arkansas. He was the son of Raymond Foster Page and Stella Irene Coston Page. He attended school in Harlingen, Texas; Malvern, Arkansas and North Little Rock, Arkansas. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
Frank and Helen moved to Shreveport on Thanksgiving Day 1947. He had a storied career in radio with KWKH of 58 years. He was involved in the "Louisiana Hayride" from 1949 to 1960. He was associated with the "Greats" of Country Music and Rock & Roll. He is known best for having first introduced Elvis Presley to an international audience. The recording of that introduction has been released in album form in 25 languages. He received countless awards and recognition included being inducted into the Shreveport Walk of Stars. Frank loved Radio, his audience, and was affectionately known as "Mr. KWKH" and the "Dean of Shreveport Radio". A book, "Frank & Helen Page: A Lifetime at KWKH" was published in 2007, which chronicled their life together.
Honoring Frank as pallbearers will be, Jack Dillard, Ralph Jordan, Joey Kent, Don Lee, Tom Pace and Chris Stephens. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Gene Dickerson and Jerry Fentress.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association
, 745 Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71101, The Wounded Warrier Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org
or to the charity of the donor's choice
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Published by Shreveport Times from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2013.