Donald “Don” Albert Frank, Jr.

Donald "Don" Albert Frank, Jr.
Donald “Don” Albert Frank, Jr.

Donald “Don” Albert Frank, Jr., 62, of Amarillo, died Friday, January 8, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with The Reverend Dede Schuler Ballou, Deacon, of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donald was born on July 22, 1958 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee to Martha (Molly) Ann and Donald Frank, MD.

Don was the ultimate salesman and a very loyal dedicated employee.  He was a long-time salesman and manager at Colbert and Blackburn’s.  He finally found his passion for car sales at Greg Lair GMC for the past 19 years.

Don was the best “Papa” in the world to grandson Caiden and “Uncle Donnie” to his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, Chelsea, John, Aspen, Aiden, Asher, Noah, Oakley, Christian, Sarah, Jack, Stella, Iris, Victoria, Kyle, Forrest, River, Emma, Hamp, and Kane.

He could calm a baby like no other.  Every time he saw Aspen he would ask her, “Has anyone told you that you are beautiful today?”  Her response was always “Uncle Donnie!”

Don was always goofy, silly, and happy.  He would always put a smile on your face.  He never met a stranger and had a memory like an elephant.  He had more friends that any person we have ever known.  He put others needs before himself.  Don was an impeccable stylish dresser.  It took him two hours to get ready.  He loved to dance, especially to disco.  Don was a great story teller, sometimes the same story over and over.  One of his favorite things in life was FOOD.  He was a “Foodie” before it became a “Thing”.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by his daughter, Abbie Frank and partner Zac; son, Aaron Bishop and wife Brooke; grandson, Caiden; brothers, Brian Frank and wife Amy; Marcus Frank and partner Debbie; and sister, Kathryn Laumer and wife Kay.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for his grandson’s Caiden Carrasco’s College Fund: payable to American Funds, c/o Amarillo Wealth Management, 5073 S. Coulter, Suite 3, Amarillo, Texas 79119.

Please share your fun stories with Don with us.  We will keep his memories alive.

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18 Replies to “Donald “Don” Albert Frank, Jr.”

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Dons passing . Our friendship goes back over 50 years . He was a true dad , brother ,granddad , uncle and friend who had a heart of gold. He will be missed dearly.

  2. Lots of good memories with the Frank family through the years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of Don. He was a kind and sweet man.

  3. I was playing in a golf tournament some years back in Dalhart when I spoke to a broker from Abilene who recommended I talk to Don about a new pick up. Every time I would stop in to get service done Don always took time to visit with me he was more than a salesman. When my wife was in an accident last fall I got a hold of Don right away and that day she was sitting in a new ride. The joy on his face seeing her so pleased meant so much to me. Sometimes I would just call his cell phone to visit with him for the heck of it. I really will miss him very much. Very honest straightforward and decent man.

  4. Don’s and my friendship began when we were just 3 years old. He’s been my dearest and closest friend since before I can remember. I will miss him beyond words. To Brian, Marcus, Kathryn, Aaron, Abbie and their families, my heartfelt condolences for the loss of an incredible brother, father, grandfather, and friend. His selfless giving and loving heart had no bounds. It is so tragic to have his life cut short. Godspeed my brother.

  5. When I moved to Dalhart in 1970 as a newly wed, we lived at the Thunderbird Apartments. Don’s grandmother Frank lived there and managed the apartments. He visited often and he was always a delightful conversationalist! Years later I always saw him at Colbert’s and enjoyed our visits. I’m so sad for your loss. Your dad delivered my first son and I stayed in touch with Don and Molly until the end.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Don. I was a member of the class of 1976 with Don . He was such a sweet guy, always will remember his humor and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  7. I remember Don from his days at Colbert’s and Blackburn’s. He always gave me great advice on fashion. To remember his name after all these years is a testament to his outgoing personality. May you Rest In Peace.

  8. To the family of Don Frank Jr., our hearts are so broken for you. We bought a truck from him at Greg Lair about 3 years ago. That’s when we found out he was the son of our family doctor in Dalhart & for my family as I grew up. He was so thrilled as I talked about our love for his dad. We became friends & he always took the time to come visit when we had work to be done on our truck. We just loved him to pieces. So terribly sorry for your loss. He was an awesome man.

  9. Words can’t describe how I feel! What a great friends to have had over all these years… lots of great stories we had to tell.. will miss you Don!

  10. LOVED! Deeply loved! Our memories are filled with the cadence of his voice and joy-filled laughter! Blessed to have called him “friend”. Godspeed my friend … heaven has gained a good one! You will be missed by many. May the peace that surpasses all understanding wash over the family during this time of loss.

  11. My Mom worked with Don at Blackburn’s for years. I knew him from there, and he was such a kind and fun-loving man. He always made my Mom smile!

  12. Don will be missed by a lot of people especially my parents. I also remember him scaring the crap out of me on Halloween I flew down the stairs of that house he did feel kinda bad about it.

  13. Don was the best cousin and friend. When I was still In Amarillo we would go out to eat every Wednesday night unless he had to work. He was one of the warmest people you would ever meet. After I moved he called every Wednesday
    night after Brian, Amy and he had gone to eat to
    let me know how the food was. He always called
    on face time so we could talk. Love you
    Barbara Heaton

  14. Don was like part of our family when he was growing up in Dalhart. He and Brian and Mark were like brothers to our two girls and they were like sisters to them. That was before we had Michael and they had Kathryn. We are so sorry for the family and all of us who knew him. Farewell, Don, Jr. We love you. Brian, Mark, Kathryn and families, our love and condolences.

  15. I met Don in the late 1980’s after moving to Amarillo from Illinois. I have many fond memories of Don. Don was an upbeat, positive-personality type of guy. He was simply a nice, friendly, and welcoming person who will be missed. My sincere condolences to Don’s family.

  16. I have so many fond memories of Don, Jr. But I will never forget how him and his brothers use to scare us when we would go to the Frank’s trick or treating.

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