Obituary for Frank Odell McJunkins Sr.
Frank Odell McJunkins, Sr. age 90 of Saratoga, Arkansas went home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Texarkana, Texas with his family by his side. He was born May 24, 1926 in Saratoga, Arkansas to the late Wayne and Maggie Odell McJunkins. He was a retired machinist with Holcim Cement. Mr. McJunkins was also a Navy veteran of WWII participating in 5 major battles in the Pacific, receiving the following campaign ribbons; American Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with 2 Bronze Stars, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He earned the rank of Carpenter’s Mate - 3C. He was very proud to serve for his country. He was a Master Mason in Arlington, Texas, and had received his 50-year pin. Earlier in life he had played fast pitch softball. Most of all, Mr. McJunkins was a Christian, serving his Lord and enjoying his family was his life. He was a member of the Mineral Springs Church of Christ. His family meant the world to him, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was 5 siblings; Lydia Walker, Cora Mae Bell, Gordon McJunkins, Leland Mc Junkins, and Richard Mcjunkins, also one grandson, Jarrod Fontaine.
His survivors include; his best friend and the love of his life for over 67 years, his wife Anita Green McJunkins of Saratoga, Ar.
2 children; Margaret Y. and husband Marshall (Buddy) Fontaine of Saratoga
Frank and wife Kim McBride McJunkins, Jr. of Saratoga
1 Brother; Thomas McJunkins of Dallas, Texas
1 sister; Jane Yniquez of Sunnyvale, Texas
3 grandchildren; Bryan McJunkins of Nashville, Bradley McJunkins of Dierks, and Nicolas McJunkins of Mineral Springs.
5 Great Grandchildren; Lorenn McJunkins of Nashville, Braydon Counts of Dierks, Maci Bishop of Nashville, Kase McJunkins of Nashville, and Kessie McJunkins of Mineral Springs,
His entire Church family and numerous other family and friends.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10 am at Mineral Springs Church of Christ with Benjamin Neeley and Rick Bell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Saratoga Cemetery or the charity of your choice.