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FRANKLIN JOSEPH HOMER, SR. 77, of Paris, died 10:20 AM, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 20, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Seamus Rowland as celebrant. Burial will follow inEvergreenCemetery. Father Gabriel Maisonet will observe a Rosary Service at 6:00 PM, Sunday evening at the church with a visitation time to follow until 8:30 PM. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Frank was born May 1, 1935 in McAlester,Oklahoma to Nimrod and Sabina Victoria Stizza Homer. He graduated from McAlester High School and attended Oklahoma State University. He married Molly Jo Bernsasky on April 27, 1958 in Hartshorne,Oklahoma. Frank was a Sonic Drive-In franchisee and opened the first Sonic Drive-In in the state of Texas in Paris in 1964. That business has grown to include 14 Sonics in Texas and he has had ownership in many other Sonics in Oklahoma and Florida. All Paris Sonics will be closed all day Monday in honor Mr. Homer.
Frank is survived by his wife, Molly Homer; four children, Karen Bailey and husband, Chris, Mark Homer, Frank Homer, Jr. and wife, Claudia, and Monica Clement and husband, Eddie; eleven grandchildren, Jason Bailey and wife, Holly, Cade Bailey, Hanna Homer, Harrison Homer, Hayden Homer, Danny Martinez, Emma Homer, Franklin “Paco” Homer III, Avery Clement, Mollie Clement, and Adam Clement; one great-granddaughter, Londyn Bailey; a sister-in-law, Sara Homer; a nephew, John B. Homer; a niece, Susie Hass; cousin, Elizabeth Riddle and numerous extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Homer.
Pallbearers will be Paul Trull, Bill Gant, Gary Nash, Curtis Meier, Gilbert Terry, Dick Boots, Larry Click, Richard Drake, Col. Jim Mills, and Butch Hufnagel. Serving as honorary pallbearers are A.W. Russo, Jim Winterringer, Jay Davis, Russell Verner, Gene Conger, and the “Guys @ Al’s”.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church; the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of Victory; the Paris Education Foundation; the Red River Valley Boy’s and Girl’s Club Foundation; or the Denver Pyle Children’s Charity.
Online condolences may be made to the Homer family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.