Francis X. Cline
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. 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.
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.
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.