OBITUARY

Frankie B. Vrla

October 24, 1933November 20, 2020
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Frankie B. Vrla, age 87, of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 20, 2020. He was born in Ennis, Texas on October 24, 1933. Frankie graduated from Ennis High School. He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Wilma M. Vrla. Also left to treasure memories are his three sons and wives, David and Cindy of Dallas, Darrell and Kathy of Houston, and Frank and Kelly of Dallas. His beloved grandchildren are Bryan Vrla and wife, Dr. Nancy, Kimberly and husband, Jason Wagner, Rebecca and husband, Jason Fry, Andrew Vrla and wife, Sarah, Brad Vrla, Sarah Caitlin Vrla, Kyle Vrla and wife, Sarah, Chad Vrla and wife, Jenna and step-grandchildren Carrie and husband, Joshua Hatfield and Carlie and husband, Jacob Woodlee. Most important descendants are great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and John Vrla, Reese, Cora, Emmett and Gavin Wagner, Aidan, Peter, Justin and Bethany (expected in December) Fry, Jackson and Sadie Vrla and Easton Vrla and step-great-grandchildren, Cody and Ryann Hatfield and Cash, Jaxon and Noah Woodlee and Kyson and Kindi Dobson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank B. and Mary H. Vrla, his brothers, Arnold and Edwin, and his sisters, Millie and Mary.

Frankie was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, St. Thomas Men’s Group, KJT and SPJST. He played trumpet and bass horn and was a member of several local Czech bands. He also served as Boy Scout leader for Troop 43.

Visitation and viewing will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home on Garland Road. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Calvary Hill North Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with a graveside burial immediately following. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frankie B. Vrla to the St. Joseph Cemetery Ennis, care of St. John Catholic Church, 401 E. Lampasas St., Ennis, TX 75119.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Sparkman-Crane.com for the Vrla family.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Vrla
  • Brad Vrla
  • Bryan Vrla
  • Chad Vrla
  • Kyle Vrla
  • Jason Wagner

Services

  • Viewing

    Sunday, November 29, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, November 30, 2020

  • Interment

    Monday, November 30, 2020

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Frankie B. Vrla

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Annette Johnson

November 27, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Frank. I have such fond memories of you and aunt Wilma and all the cousins. Sending all my love always...
Sincerely,
Annette and David Johnson

GEORGE VRLA

November 26, 2020

Wilma,
We were saddened to hear about the passing of Frank. Our thoughts, blessings and prayers are with you and all the family.

With love,

George, Deme
Jamie and Kelli Vrla

Diane Oates

November 25, 2020

Wilma and family, we give our condolences, 🙏🙏 , and virtual hugs during this sad time. Frankie was a dear friend.
Diane and Eddy Oates

Bobby Frenzel

November 25, 2020

My gentle wish and thoughts to you and your family take care,David..bobby frenzel

Dorothy Nesuda Kudrna

November 23, 2020

Frankie was a classmate of mine at Ennis High. We graduated in
1951. We rode the same bus as we both lived on East Hwy. 34.
Thank you for letting me know that Frankie passed away.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dorothy Kudrna

Marjorie and Eddie Miller

November 23, 2020

Wilma and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Frankie's passing and wish to add our condolences and prayers for you all during this sad time. Frankie was a person admired by many, a sweet and dear friend/relative. God bless his soul.

Edwin Carpenter

November 22, 2020

May I add my condolences upon the death of Frank Sr. My wife Jo Ann Miller Carpenter was very fond of Frank and Wilma, Also she loved Uncle Joe P.

Ed Carpenter

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