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.