Born 2-26-1925-- Died 3-3-2005
Francis "Frank" W. Park, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark.
Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Harvey Edward Park and Garnette Neeves Park.
He served his country during World War II in Gen. George Patton's Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was an Eagle Scout and a Scout Master. He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 44 years in Chicago. He started as a brakeman and became an engineer and then retired as a traveling engineer in 1984. After retirement Mr. and Mrs. Park moved to Prescott, Ariz., for 10 years, and then moved to Cherokee Village in 1994.
His hobbies were playing golf and bowling. He was a member of the Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club, the Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association, Cherokee Village Senior League Bowling Association, and the Cherokee Village United Methodist Men's Club. Frank was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Park of the home; a daughter, Sheila and her husband, Thomas McAley of Worth, Ill.; a granddaughter, Angela McNeilly; and a grandson, Vincent McAley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
A memorial service was March 7 at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Durham and the Rev. Norm Fedderly officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church.