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William Franklin “Frank” Reader, age 57

William Franklin “Frank” Reader, age 57, of Austin, Arkansas, passed away in Searcy, on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was born on January 26, 1963 in Plattsburg, New York, to William Ross Reader and Betty Jo Hedgecock- Reader.

Frank was an over the road truck driver for many years. He was a loving and devoted husband; father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his family, having cookouts, playing video games and being together. He was also an avid military history buff.

He is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Theresa Reader, his daughter Bobbi Marie Reader, his mother, Betty Jo Hedgecock- Reader, two sisters; Sandra Reader Clement (Richard) of Ward, Arkansas, and Dana Reader Williams (John) of Carlisle, Arkansas as well as a host of other family and friends.

In light of the current health concerns, Frank’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service.

Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

A Memorial Service in Franks honor will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400.


  • Brenda Snyder Posted July 25, 2020 6:00 PM

    RIP Frank. Prayers for your family

  • Sherry Posted July 25, 2020 6:05 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family

  • Angela Scott Posted July 25, 2020 6:10 PM

    Lean on your friends, family and memories for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

  • Tippy Eldosougi Posted July 25, 2020 6:19 PM

    May you rest easy! Your beautiful daughter Bobbi shared this moment with her flying brothers and sisters. We praying for you and her strength to heal.

  • dawn hall & james white Posted July 25, 2020 6:25 PM

    very sincere and loving that befitts what a loving an caring family man. words cannot say how sorry i am for yourloss an the loss an pain of his family he truly was a shining star may he rest in peace

  • William Smith Posted July 25, 2020 6:36 PM

    I love and will miss you Uncle Frank.

  • Caroline & Matthew Lantz Posted July 25, 2020 6:41 PM

    We’re so sorry for your loss ❤️

    • Melba Hall Bryant Posted July 26, 2020 10:42 AM

      Thoughts, and prayers for all of the family ..

  • Theresa Reader Posted July 25, 2020 7:21 PM

    I want to thank all of you for caring about Frank . I love and miss him so much , it’s hard for me to say how I fill right know, my heart is broken without him . I will always love . your loving wife.

  • Bobby Vitale Posted July 25, 2020 9:52 PM

    Frank I love you and will miss you. Give mom a hug and kiss from me. I know you’re together now. Theresa I love y’all and I know this is almost to much. But only almost. God loves us and will never give us more than we can bear. I am here for you in every way sis. Be the strongest for others and when you need they will be strong for you.

  • Nikki Posted July 25, 2020 9:56 PM

    Uncle Frank u will never be forgotten!!!! I love you and cherish every memory with you and aunt Theresa.. xoxo Fly high ❤️

  • Vanessa Smith Posted July 25, 2020 10:28 PM

    RIP Uncle Frank. Please watch over us and give grandad a big hug for us.

  • Scott, Braxton, & Megan Horton Posted July 26, 2020 5:06 PM

    RIP Frank you will be missed so much!❤️

  • Paige Norwood Posted July 26, 2020 5:15 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending lots of love!

  • Trey Brown Posted July 26, 2020 8:59 PM

    I know you’re in a better place. Free of pain, watching over us with your other loved ones. I won’t forget how excited you were to talk to me about your OTR driving. I could tell that you really loved that job. I also won’t forget the time you told me how you would tease Bobbi in the game of “Sorry!”…you told me you’d always tell her SORRRRRRYYY!! Still to this day I do that to her and I will continue to do that in your memory. Rest easy Frank, I promise I will always take care of Bobbi. Until we meet again…

  • Clyde Posted July 27, 2020 12:43 PM

    Rest easy friend

  • Sandra Posted July 27, 2020 2:35 PM

    I love you, Frankie, and will miss you forever. Please give our dad a hug from me. He’s only been gone for 5 months. I’m sure he greeted you with open arms! Rest easy until we meet again.

  • Bobbi Posted July 28, 2020 5:26 PM

    I hate that you’re gone, this has been the worse heartache of my life. I dont know how to feel or anything else. I miss you and I love you.

  • Angela Kent Posted July 29, 2020 6:56 PM

    Ur in my thoughts and prayers Teresa and Bobbie,I couldn’t imagine the pain ur going Thur,Frank is flying high and watching over his 2 beauty queens,❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ya,if u need anything Teresa call me, Angela Chandler Kent!!

  • A friend Posted July 29, 2020 10:18 PM

    Miss you

  • Justin Swaim Posted July 30, 2020 1:36 AM

    Theresa & Bobbi words cant express the pain you both must be feeling. There isn’t going to be the “right time” to loss a great husband, loving father or someone as loved, as Frank. My heart aches for y’all and I’m so sorry! As for Frank, how can I try and describe someone so special? Just simply Thank you! Too be brief, as a man Frank thought me to love hard and cherish your family because they love you the most. As a person, it’s important to smile, laugh and live life to the fullest while we here. There are no rules in this world, we can only do our best along the way. We only have one round and a moment can’t be wasted, if it can’t contribute to those two things and in my memories of you Frank. You all ways had the big ass grin on your face, not shortly after came the jokes. Haha so awesome! Frank was that guy that when he walked in the room the entire day just got a whole lot better. You and I will meet again in another life, God bless you for everything and love you Sir.

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