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Frank Curtis Roach

Frank Curtis Roach, age 93, of Acorn, Arkansas, died on Friday, July 30, 2021, at his home. He was born on Tuesday, August 30, 1927, to James Clyde and Lorene Masters Roach in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Frank was a very straight forward and honest man. He was happy and very caring to all he met. He served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War and also served as a Merchant Marine. He worked for many years with his brother in TV and appliances as a service manager. Frank loved gardening and took pride in his vegetables and flowers. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and feeding the birds every afternoon. In his opinion, it was never too hot to build a bonfire, and did so often. Frank liked old country music and watching fireworks. Frank was passionate about donating to Native American children and working with the Veterans Association. He was a member of the Dallas Masons Lodge #128 and Shriners in Los Angeles, as well as the Knights Templar #31 in San Gabriel Valley. Frank loved his family immensely and never failed to provide for them. He was proud of the family he had built and cherished every moment spent around them and his many grandchildren. Frank was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Martha Arciniega Roach; and two sisters, Lora Bell and Willa Taft.

Frank is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Roach Jr. of La Puente, California, Larry and Michelle Roach of Mena, and Douglas and Mary Roach of San Antonio, Texas, Curtis and Debbie Roach of Phelan, California; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Paul Baca of Claremont, California, Lisa Ramirez of La Puente, California, and Lora and Buddy Randles of Burgaw, North Carolina; one brother, Howard Roach of Covina, California; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas, with Pastor Bill Seitz officiating. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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