Francis X. Cline

Dr. Cline

Obituary Notice

Frank X. Cline, of Little Rock, died Thursday, August 21, 2003. Dr. Cline was born in Monroe, and attended Northeast Jr. College, The US Military Academy, La Tech University, and LSU.
Dr. dine graduated with honors from LSU Medical School in New Orleans in 1951 served from 1953-1955 in the United States Air Force, being awarded the USAF Commendation Ribbon in 1955.
Dr. Cline practiced at the Delhi Clinic and Hospital through 1957, then furthered his education, completing his orthopedic surgery residency in 1960; after which he was a member of the orthopedic clinic in Monroe until he retired in 1996.
Dr. Cline was a member of numerous medical societies and fellowships, including President of this Society in 1984.

Dr. Cline was a fellow of the AAOS, The American College of Surgeons, The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, and The American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.
Dr. Cline was a "giver" of community services.

He served as team physician for Neville High School and NLU. Nearly 40 years he provided orthopedic coverage for the La. State Handicapped Children's Service. His hours of service as an instructor for the City of Monroe, Trauma Life Support, and Instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support through The American College of Surgeons is documented.
Dr. Cline authored many publications, gaining national recognition for his pioneering efforts related to injuries from ATV's.

Having boundless energy, Dr. Cline also pursed and enjoyed numerous other activities, many revolving wound his attraction for water sports - swimming, scuba diving, and serving as a founding member and president of the D'Arbonne Yacht Club. He joined the Orthopedic Clinic of Monroe in 1980. His business knowledge could and should be appreciated and utilized by some of our younger physicians.

Dr. Cline is survived by his wife Ann M. Cline of Little Rock and Monroe, Louisiana, one son, Francis X. Cline, III of Dallas, Texas, daughters Colleen Cline Stewart and husband James of Monroe, Louisiana, Catherine Goggin and husband Timothy of Noblesville, Ohio, Mrs. Cline's daughter, Pamela Johananoff of Paris, France, and 5 grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at St. Andrews Church, 6711 W. Markham, Sunday at 3pm followed by a funeral service in Monroe, Louisiana later in the week.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

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  • Dr. Cline was a very wise & giving man. He treated me like a man, when I was merely a youth. I am honoured to have known him. My prayers go out to his family & friends, especially his daughter Colleen & her children, Connor & Caroline.
    Royd Anderson
    New Orleans, Louisiana