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Frank Bettis

November 15, 1933 July 9, 2019
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James “Frank” Franklin Bettis was born on November 15, 1933 in Smithville, Arkansas. He was the son of Jewell & Margaret (Haney) Bettis. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruby Hollan Bettis of Holt, MO – formerly of Mammoth Spring, AR; son, Jay (J.F.) Bettis of Holt, MO; daughter, Sharon Bettis Hopkins of Sparta, MO; sister, Judy Bettis Becker of Bono, AR; brother, Jesse Bettis of Roach, MO; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline Bettis Boyett of Ft. Smith, AR; and brother, Charles Bettis of Ft. Smith, AR.

Frank worked for Armco Steel for 30 years. He was Department Chairman for the Steel Worker’s Union Local #13 for 18 years. He also served on the Democratic Committee for the Upper Northern Arkansas District for 11 years.

On his farm, in Mammoth Spring, AR, Frank was surrounded by animals. He had goats, chickens, cows and donkeys. He and Ruby moved to Holt, MO in January, 2018 after they lost their home to a fire.

Frank loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Church of Christ for 64 years.

Frank passed away on July 9, 2019 at his home in Holt, MO, at the age of 85.

The family has has that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Buchcanan Cemetery Fund.

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6:00 PM 7/19/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/19/2019 8:00:00 PM
Wortham Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel

3079 Hwy 62/412
Highland, AR 72542

Wortham Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel
3079 Hwy 62/412 Highland 72542 AR
United States





1:00 PM 7/20/2019 1:00:00 PM
Bettis Town Church of Christ

Hwy 354
hardy, AR 72542

Bettis Town Church of Christ
Hwy 354 hardy 72542 AR
United States

Cemetery Details


Bucannan Final Resting Place

Hwy 354
Hardy, AR 72542

Hwy 354 Hardy 72542 AR
United States

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