Stanley C. Frank Sr.

June 8, 1923December 1, 2012
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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, or to a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stanley C. Frank Sr.

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Daryl Bohls

December 11, 2012

Dear Glenn, Betty, and Stan Jr.: My prayers are with your Dad Glenn. He is in a better place now. May God Bless your family. Daryl Bohls

Chelle McCurry

December 11, 2012

Dear Aunt Betty,

My prayers go out to you during this very difficult time. May God bless you and your family.


December 11, 2012

I am so saddened by the passing of Stan. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jeff Crawford

December 11, 2012

Dear Aunt Betty and family:
Words aren't much comfort at a difficult time like this, but please know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Stanley gave me inspiration when I was struggling with my Dad's failing health, and I deeply appreciated him sharing his wisdom and guidance with me. Uncle Stanley also gave George lots of great memories. Most recently, George's vivid account of seeing Uncle Stanley free-form dancing like a rock star to pop genre music in his tuxedo and flashing electronic glasses at Jason and Stacy's wedding was an Uncle Stanley classic. We take solace in knowing Uncle Stanley lived a long and fulfilling life. He will be missed. We send heartfelt sympathy and sincerest condolences from our family to yours.

Jennifer Frank and family

December 11, 2012

Dear Betty,
We were so sad to hear about the loss of Mr. Franks. Even though we only knew him for a short while, he was loved by our family. We are going to miss that sweet man and his lemons from his lemon tree. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are only a step away if you need anything! God has a new angel! Hugs to you and your family!
The Mitchells

Shawn Wells

December 8, 2012

Dear Aunt Betty
Shelly and I extend our deepest sympathy to you on the recent passing of Uncle Stan. Though our words may do little to lighten the great burden of grief you must bear, please know that you have our heartfelt condolences.
I know that nothing can possibly compensate for the loss of your husband. I sincerely hope that the sympathy of family and friends will aid you in this time of sorrow. We trust you will find some comfort in the memories you have accumulated over the years. During the recent wedding ceremonies this past summer I had the opportunity to spend some time with Uncle Stan. We went to go get some coffee together and he made sure that the waiter put sugar in my coffee too. I truly have some great memories over the years spending time with him.
You and the entire Frank family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and sustain all of you in this time of your bereavement.

Shawn (nephew) & Shelly Wells

God of mercy, look kindly on your servant Stan Frank who has set down the burden of his years. As he served you faithfully throughout his life, may you give him the fullness of your peace and joy. We give thanks for the long life of Stan Frank, now caught up in your eternal love. We make our prayer in the Name of Jesus, Who is our risen Lord now and forever. Amen.

Kenneth Spell

December 8, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

December 8, 2012

Our condolences to the Stanley Frank family; may God Bless you. We are sadden by the passing of a dear cousin of many years. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Robert and Pauline Frank

December 7, 2012

My condolences to the Stan Frank family; may God Bless you.
I am sadden by the passing of a dear friend of many years.

I hope that the memory you cherish of many years you spent together will help to comfort you in the immediate days ahead

God Bless you
Luis & Doris Garcia

Jeanette Martin

December 6, 2012

My prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. If there's anything I can do, please let me know.