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Donald Albert Frank

Dr. Donald Albert Frank, Sr., 84, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Rev. Jo Roberts Craig, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Llano Garden Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

He was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Ponca City, Okla. to Edward Thomas Frank and Violet Ann Frank. He was raised in Lake Village, Arkansas. Drafted into the military Air Force and was honorably discharged. He attended Arkansas A.M. - Monticello, Mississippi State University, University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, Dr. Frank was the president of his senior class with the highest GPA as well, he met Martha Ann Smith and they were married.

He completed his medical degree at Highcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1959, he opened up the Gruver Clinic in Gruver, Texas. He moved to Dalhart, Texas in 1961 to start a private practice. He became a Free Mason; member of the Rita Blanca Lodge. Being a family practice physician, he delivered over 2,000 babies and a very caring practice.

Dr. Frank moved to Amarillo in 1978 opening a practice at 13 Medical Dr. His patients came from Amarillo, Dalhart, Gruver and much of the northern panhandle. During his practice in Amarillo he was chief of staff at High Plains Baptist Hospital, medical director of BSA Family Medical, medical director of Heritage Nursing Home, director of Turning Point Rehab, assistant clinical professor at Texas Tech, upon retirement stayed active doing military physicals, and insurance physicals.

The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the funeral home.

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