Frank Thomas McGehee

Obituary Notice

Frank Thomas McGehee, 78, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Frank, the son of the late Marshall Hunter and Emma Monk McGehee, was born June 25, 1926, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

He graduated from Culver Summer Naval School in 1942 and Pine Bluff High School in 1944. He then served two years in the U.S. Navy. After graduating with honors from the University of Arkansas, where he was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Business Students Association, and Blue Key, he was recalled into service, having received his second lieutenant's commission in the U.S. Army at the University of Arkansas.

In 1950, he married Julia Ann May of Pine Bluff. They were married 29 years.

Frank worked at McGehee Realty and Lumber Co. and as a homebuilder in Pine Bluff, until 1962. The family moved to Little Rock, where he was a broker and mortgage banker. He was especially proud of the new Worthen Bank Building for which he was coordinating bank officer. He retired as a communication officer for the Arkansas State Police after 10 years service.

Frank was an active member, deacon, and Sunday School superintendent at First Presbyterian Church, Pine Bluff, and Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, Little Rock. He was a member of the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church for the past 25 years and a Stephen Minister there.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 23 years, Patricia Hayes Brown, two sons, Walter Gregory and Peter Gregory McGehee, his parents, and siblings Hunter McGehee, Jr. and Jamie M. Roberts.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie McGehee Honeycutt and her husband Mike their children, Alexandra Ann and Christina Lee Honeycutt; his son, Frank T. McGehee, Jr., M.D., and his wife Pam, of Fort Worth, Texas, his children William Mitchell McGehee, San Francisco, California, Jillian Jean McGehee, Bryant, Carlyn Francis McGehee, Flower Mound, Texas, and Elizabeth Brinton McGehee, Fort Worth, Texas; a niece and nephew, Katherine Roberts, Little Rock and the Rev. Charles Roberts, Atlanta, Ga.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Burial of ashes will follow at 3:00 PM in Bellwood Cemetery, Pine Bluff. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home,

Memorial gifts may be made to the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72205, Arkansas Hospice Foundation, Inc., 5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, AR 72204 or the charity of one's choice.

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  • My husband, Carlyle Dockery, worked in building with Frank for several years. I have fond memories of that time.
    June Dockery
    Searcy Arkansas
    Formerly from Pine Bluff


  • Gayle & Edwina Oglesby
    Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


  • Betty & Bill Jones
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas