Husband, father, friend, golfer, competitor, crotchety old guy barking frustrations at himself– though you may have taken offense from time to time.
On June 19, 2014, Frank Dwayne Utley began his heavenly adventures which one can nearly be certain will include lots of golf.
He will be missed.
Born July 18, 1938 in Hardy, AR and raised in Williford, AR and Thayer, MO. Frank graduated from Thayer High School in 1956 and had a career with Burlington Northern Railroad.
Predeceased by his wife Ruby Risner Utley without whom he was simply lost, his brother Walter Utley and his parents John Arnold Utley and Dolly Irene Jenkins.
Frank loved his family and is survived by his sons John Utley and Stan Utley (Elayna).
He will be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, John Henry Utley (John), Tatum and Jake Utley (Stan).
He is also survived by two brother-in-laws, Lester Risner and wife, Peggy, Collierville, Tennessee and Richard Risner and wife, Joyce, West Plains, Missouri; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Honeycutt, Edmond, Oklahoma and Vermelle Utley, Germantown, Tennessee.
Frank was a man of faith and a member of Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation to “Missouri Junior Golf Foundation” be considered.
A graveside service at The Thayer Cemetery will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 21. A Memorial Service is TBD. Viewing will be available at Carter Funeral Home in West Plains, MO on Friday, June 20th.