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“Shared a day with Frank and my father(Dale) on a trip to see the trumpeter swans near Heber a couple of years ago..loved to hear his stories and be...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Chuck Van Patten - NLR, AR

“Uncle Frank was a great man. LOL Irving at 'Goldwing in Heaven' I can see it now! He was an awesome, amazing uncle who was a big supporter of...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Justin Holsted - AR

“I simply cannot fathom a world that does not have Frank in it... For my entire life, he has been a larger-than-life presence, and it seems simply...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jera (Sumler) Houghtaling - AR

“My father & I always enjoyed Frank's company. He was a joy to be around and he was my friend. My only regret is not spending more time with him. I...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Irvin Van Patten - Spring, TX

“Mrs. Warden, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Van Patten & Leon Van Patten - AR

“So saddened to hear of Frank's passing. He was a wonderful, dear friend to my family and I. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. Joan and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joan Batten

“We will greatly miss Frank Warden. He was such a unique person and always made me smile. Loved the stories about all the old families in Scott that...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Stephanie Spencer, Dawn Wicke, Christi Mickens


Justice Franklin Warden died November 14 of heart complications. He was born in North Little Rock to J.Frank Warden and Della Caple Warden, Nov. 14, 1932.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Frankie Dell Holsted and husband, Leon. He is survived by wife of 58 years, Dorothy Yarnell Warden. daughter. Elizabeth Warden, Dallas, and son Clark, Searcy.
He graduated from North Little High, Hendrix College, Vanderbilt School of Law, and Perkins School of Theology. He had an interesting career with Mehaffey, Smith, and Williams, now the Friday Firm then the Lord called and he entered the Methodist ministry in in 1969. He served as minister of evangelism at Highland Park Methodist in Dallas for 13 years. The Warden family returned to Arkansas. He served 16th. Section Methodist Church and Ward United Methodist in Lonoke Count for 7 years. Searcy became their home and he was an associate at First United Methodist for 3 years.
During this time, he wrote Trinity Bible Studies used throughout the United States, Korea, and Russia. He and Dorothy were guests of Kwang Lim Methodist Church 3 different years. Not only did they travel to Korea, but England, the Holy Land, Greece, and Europe. He was the guest minister at Waoli Church on the island of Kauai. He taught seminars throughout the states.
His most fun was his music. He played the piano, guitar, ukulele, and sang in several men's quartettes. He could never read music, but played and sang by ear . He always had a shop and could repair almost anything. He and Dorothy sang in many groups plus the church choir. They shared so many things. He met her at Hendrix when he stepped on her at a bonfire. From then on their lives were intertwined.
His memorial service is Monday, 2 p.m., at First Methodist Church with Rev. David Orr, Rev. Tony Griffin, and Rev. Fred Arnold, an old quartette buddy.
Frank, Dorothy Warden, 903 Skyline, Searcy AR 72143, (501) 268-9911, use jfwdot@cablelynx.com

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