Frank O'Neil Wofford

Obituary Notice

Frank O'Neil Wofford, age 88, of Little Rock, died on February 3, 2005 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Mr. Wofford was born in Shamrock, Texas on January 14,1917 to Mr. & Mrs. William Benjamin Wofford.

Mr. Wofford graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in agricultural economics. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service as a Warrant Officer in the 104th Infantry of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Wofford was employed as county supervisor of Farmers Home Administration from 1939 to 1947 in Wheeler, TX. He was the owner of the Wheeler Drug Store from 1948 to 1961. He moved to Little Rock in 1961 where he held supervisory positions with the Small Business Administration. At the time of his retirement in 1983 he was a Business Management Officer. He received a national award, the Silver Star Medal for Meritorious Service to SBA, in 1983. Mr. Wofford was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a Trustee and Deacon. He sang in the choir, served as chairman of the board, chairman of the Deacons, and on numerous committees. He was an official delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention in 1993. Mr. Wofford was a member of Scottish Rite and past Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, United Commercial Travelers, and Kiwanis International.

Mr. Wofford was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Neleta Hard Wofford. Other survivors are two daughters, Jane Porter and her husband Todd, of Irving, TX and Martha McFerron and her husband Steve, of Jonesboro, AR; a grandson, Matt W. McFerron of Philadelphia, PA; a granddaughter, Cary E. Porter of Bastrop, TX and three nephews.

Burial will be Monday, February 6, 2005 at Roselawn Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Frank's Life at Immanuel Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Rex Horne officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham in Little Rock from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 N. Shackleford, Little Rock, AR 72211, Scottish Rite Bodies, P.O. Box 2139, Little Rock, AR 72203, or to any charitable organization.

Register Book


  • Jane very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. God Bless.
    G. L. Rose 
    Little Rock, Arkansas 


  • Dear Jane & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. 
    Bev Montgomery Dunaway
    Mountain View, Arkansas 


  • Dear Jane, I'm so sorry about your Dad. I lost mine so long ago and miss him every single day of my life. My heart is with you. Warmly, 
    Sheri Rogers Britt 
    North Palm Beach, Florida


  • Mike Swann 
    Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • Jane, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. 
    Dub Allen 
    Little Rock, Arkansas 


  • Dear Jane, I am a little late in reading my e-mails because I have been sick, but I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you,
    Mary Kay Wilson Thomas 
    Little Rock. Arkansas


  • Todd Porter
    Irving, Texas