Frankie Paul Emerton went by Frank by many; was born in Ohio on January 21, 1949. He lived in Red Oak, Texas, and passed away at Baylor Waxahachie on March 26, 2022; aged 73yrs.
Frank joined the United States Army in 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1972 with a rank of E-5. During his time in the service, he received his GED, completed 3 tours in Vietnam receiving various awards and citations including: Army commendation medal, and a bronze star medal with valor.
After leaving the Army he was self-employed doing roofing, and general handy man services. Frank enjoyed being outdoors: camping, hunting, fishing, sitting around making people laugh, playing cards, dominos or just visiting. He had a love for books, and one could say a man of many hobbies, collected hats, keys, fishing poles, and had an extensive Dr. Pepper collection. Frank was a family man and believed in taking care of his family, friends, and his church family. He had a special love for his son Joshua, teaching and watching him grow into manhood. Frank was a man of peace and liked to keep things simple as much as possible, he was a giver and enjoyed helping others as much as he could. During his life he practiced many religions, and attended many churches over the years, and most recently a member of Farley Street Baptist Church which became his home away from home. Frank and Jeanne in their retirement years, enjoyed sitting on the back porch drinking coffee, bird watching and enjoying nature as well as visiting with his neighbors during the morning hours. They enjoyed their growing friendship and love for one another, and growing in their faith, and 9am became his magic hour to stop lollygagging around and get the day started.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother Gracie Emerton and his father Thomas Harvey Emerton, Brothers Jeff William, Tom Emerton, Terry Emerton, Glenn Emerton, and sister Belinda Townley.
Frank is survived by his wife of 45 years Jeanne Emerton, son Joshua and wife Lindsey Emerton of Fort Smith Arkansas. Sisters Donna Emerton of Beatrice, Nebraska and Tina Adams of Corsicana, Texas, including several nieces and nephews. Frank was Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed for his family and friends.