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Harrison LeRoy FROST, Jr.

Male 1923 - 2011  (88 years)


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  • Name Harrison LeRoy FROST 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 Mar 1923  Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 2011  Kremlin, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Jun 2011  Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Obituary, Enid News & Eagle, Enid, OK, June 10, 2011:

      KREMLIN - Funeral service for LeRoy Frost, 88, of Kremlin, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Central Christian Church Chapel with Rev. John McLemore and Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Interment service will be in the Mausoleum Chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

      LeRoy was born March 15, 1923, in Enid to Harrison LeRoy and Nellie (Beck) Frost and died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the farm home as was his wish.

      LeRoy attended Pleasant Plain country school and Hillsdale High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in December 1940 and was assigned to the USS Nashville, and later the USS Rio Grande, seeing action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. LeRoy was discharged in March 1946 from the Navy at the rank of Gunner 1st Class.

      On Dec. 7, 1946, he married Helen Louise Lafferty at Olive Chapel Church in the Hillsdale-Kremlin area.

      LeRoy was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., retiring in 1985 with over 37 years of service. He also farmed in the Kremlin-Hillsdale area, raising wheat and maintaining a herd of registered Polled Herefords. He lived on the same farm most of his life except for his Navy tour. His farm operations included farms staked by his grandfather, G.A. Beck, and a great-uncle, Walter Jett, at the time of the opening of the Cherokee Strip.

      After retiring, he and Helen enjoyed traveling, going on many state side trips and several foreign tours. He also attended many reunions for the USS Nashville CL 43.

      He took up gardening as a hobby and joined the Enid Men's Garden Club. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 125 of Pond Creek, Guthrie Consistory, 50 years as a 32nd Degree Mason, Shrine-Akdar of Tulsa and Enid, Telephone Pioneers of America, Sons & Daughters of Cherokee Strip. LeRoy was a life member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

      He is survived by his wife, Helen of 64 years; one son, Harrison Lee and wife Deby of Sapulpa; two daughters, Debbie Wright and husband Bill, and Beverly Yost, all of Enid; grandchildren, Harrison Levi Frost of Baltimore, Md,, Carisa Frost of Chicago, Ill., Sara Knowles and husband Chad of Richardson, Texas, Rachel Baker and husband Wray of Tulsa, Alex Shibley and wife Dana of Jenks, Sarah Wofford and husband Franco Norwood of Oklahoma City, Russell Wofford of Enid, Jason Carson of Oklahoma City and Jennifer Mack and husband Richard of Kremlin; great-grandchildren, Megan Lynn Carson, Faith Le Ann and Macy Jo Mack, and Jensen and Collin Knowles; sister, Janice Buselt of Leavenworth, Kan.; brother-in-law, Robert Lafferty and wife Joannie of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; a niece and several nephews; and "Lady," his German Shepherd.

      LeRoy was an easy going lovable husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We will always remember him for his gentle loving ways.

      Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Central Christian Church or Shriners Children Hospital.

      Condolences online at www.andersonburris.com.

      (2) Funeral card:

      In Memory Of LeRoy Frost, Jr.

      Born
      March 15, 1923
      Enid, Oklahoma

      Entered Into Rest
      June 8, 2011
      Enid, Oklahoma

      Funeral Service
      Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 10:00 a. m.
      Central Christian Church

      Officiating
      Rev. John McLemore & Rev. Don Johnson

      Music
      Terri Galer - Organist [&] Rick Hill - Vocalist
      "In a Bulb, There is a Flower"
      "On Eagle's Wings"
      "Lords Prayer"
      "Daddy's Hands"

      Final Resting Place
      Memorial Park Cemetery
      Enid, Oklahoma

      Memorial Contributions
      Central Christian Church or
      Shriners Children's Hospital

      Services under the Direction of
      Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory

      * * *

      God looked around the garden
      and saw an empty place.
      He then looked down from Heaven
      and saw your tired face.
      He knew you were suffering
      and a cure was not to be
      So He put His arms around you
      and whispered, "Come with me."
      With tearful eyes we watched
      as you slowly passed away,
      And though we loved you dearly,
      we could not make you stay.
      Many times we needed you
      and many times we've cried,
      If only love could have saved you,
      you never would have died.

      God grant you eternal rest and
      let the perpetual light shine upon you.
    Person ID I26642  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Harrison LeRoy FROST, Sr.,   b. Nov 1888, Sedgwick County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1952, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nellie V. BECK,   b. 17 Mar 1889, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1981, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Louise LAFFERTY,   b. 4 Sep 1927, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 2014, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1946  Olive Chapel Church. Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F11587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart