Frank Ray Warren

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Visitation Schedule
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel
306 S. Main
Benton, AR  72015
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
2:00 p.m.
New Friendship Cemetery
New Friendship Community
Benton, AR  72015
Memorial Contributions
First United Methodist Church
930 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70802
Frank Ray WarrenI am a Veteran.

of Baton Rouge, LA

July 27, 2017

Frank R. Warren, 80 of Baton Rouge passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Frank was born in Opelousas, LA on September 12, 1937 to the late Lee and Ruth Warren. Frank graduated from England High School in England, Arkansas, where he was a quarterback on the football team, played on the basketball and baseball teams and ran track. He attended Oklahoma State University where he played football and basketball on athletic scholarships. He loved to play sports and was an active tennis player until recently at Bocage Racquet Club. Frank served in the U S Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. He and his wife, Sarah Anne Shuemake Warren, traveled Europe extensively while stationed in Germany.

Frank and Sarah moved to Baton Rouge from Birmingham AL in 1987, after they purchased a Muzak franchise here. Frank was the past President of an association for Muzak franchise owners. He was past President of the General Philemon Thomas Chapter of Baton Rouge, Sons of the American Revolution. He was also active in several charitable groups, including serving as a docent at the Old Governor's Mansion, a mentor for SCORE, an usher at First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and Kiwanis. He loved to sing, loved pets and bird watching. Frank was a hard-working, generous man, who will be remembered for his great sense of humor and practical and wise advise. He was a loving and devoted husband and father, who lived an honorable life.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Anne, of sixty years; children Terran Sims (Bruce) of Charlottesville, VA, Frank Warren II (Adele) of Grayson, GA and Holly Robertson (Mark) of New York, NY; brother, Robert Lee Warren (Suzanne) of Little Rock; seven grandchildren, Caitlin Sims Borland, Catherine Carter Sims, Spencer Warren, Frank Warren III, Sam Warren, David Warren, Brooksie Robertson, and other relatives and friends.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).

Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. following the visitation. Interment will be at New Friendship Cemetery in Benton, AR.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church; 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

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Calvin Cox
Little Rock, AR
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dear Warren Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. As part of my ministry work I try to offer a brief word of comfort to families who are enduring one of the hardest things any of us will ever have to endure.

Please consider what Jesus said to Martha right before he resurrected Lazarus.

John 11:25-26
I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?"

I'm sure you can also gain additional comfort when you meditate on 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 which says:

"Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God."

I hope this note serves as a strengthening aide during this difficult time.