of Springfield, AR
November 3, 1944 - July 22, 2022
William Franklin "Frank" Trimble, known as "Big Bear," to his family and friends, age 77 of Springfield, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, July 22nd, 2022, at his home. He was born on November 3rd, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio to Stoney and Fannie Cornett Trimble. He married the love of his life, Karilyn Kendall on August 23rd, 1963. Frank worked as a salesman for Threads USA for many years. After retirement he went to work for Horseshoe Casino. He was an avid poker player, and many happy hours were spent sitting around the table with his many poker playing friends. He enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He loved spending time with his family, and he loved them with everything he had. Survivors include his wife of almost 59 years, Karilyn Kendall Trimble of the home; one daughter, Beth Ann Ragland and husband Patrick of Springfield, Arkansas; grandchildren, Kayleigh Springer and husband Corey of Little Rock, Arkansas and Dylan Ragland and wife Whitney of Conway, Arkansas; one great-grandchild, Ava Raine Springer; one sister, Donna DeWeese and husband Mike of Troy, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends who will also mourn his passing.Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Stoney and Fannie Trimble of Cozahome, Arkansas, and sister, Joyce Anna Curry of Vandalia, Ohio.A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at Fish Lake Lodge, 412 Fishlake Road, Atkins, Arkansas 72823. Traveling west on I-40, take exit 101 at Blackwell, Arkansas, turn right and go to the end of the road. Honorary bearers will be Patrick Ragland, Dylan Ragland, Corey Springer, Chris Kendall, Matt Kendall, Mark Kendall, Craig Curry, Zach Kendall and Austin Kendall.In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to "Sons of the Flag," in honor of Ronald Weaver II to help provide support for his continuing care. sonsoftheflag.orgIf anyone would like to express words or share happy memories, please feel free to do so at the celebration of life. This will be a casual event as Big Bear would have wanted.
So sorry for your loss 🙏
Beth Ann, I’m sending my deepest condolences to you and your mom. God Bless you and your family!
Love and prayers just around the corner and a phone call away if you need me!
Big Bear...we will always love you and will miss you terribly. Dont worry we will take care of Karilyn and Bethie always....Dawnie
Karolyn and Beth Ann.. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are thinking about you all and so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
Big Bear will always be remembered with love and smiles. No one was like him. He loved his family fiercely . I won't ever think of him without remembering his love for you guys and his humor. Love to each of you, and Karilyn, love you girl and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Karilyn, Beth, and family, So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for all🙏
Bill and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with the family.
So sorry aunt Karilyn and Beth for your loss! Much love to you all! Loved his stories and there was always a story to tell and his great sense of humor! He loved you all!
Karilyn,I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss Love you guys
So very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
Family, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss Karolyn, Beth and family!
Marilyn, Beth and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and pray God will give you strength during these days ahead.
So so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for all.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Hugs and Prayers!