Frank Ham Jr. was born in Chickasha to
Homer and Lorene (Hillis) Ham. He died
surrounded by his family on Aug. 24, 2011
in Panama. He was 71.
Frank had a strong love for his family
and an extra special place in his heart for
his many great-grandchildren. He had a
special bond with each of them and was
happiest when he was spoiling the babies.
He spent this last year doing just what he
loved, spending time with his family and
breaking horses, which he had an extra
special talent for. Anyone that watched him
with horses would see that he had an
extraordinary talent and natural ability that
Frank is survived by his wife of 51
years, Margaret. In his final days you could
see the deep love they shared as he would
light up each time she was near him. He is
also survived by four children; Rene
Seckman (Mike), Bart Ham (Tami), Frankie
Knowles (Steve), and Sonya Ham (Allen
Potter). He is survived by nine grandchildren,
Shana Jamison, Christopher Seckman,
Kyle Knowles, Cody Knowles, Zachary
Ham, Tyler Ham, Cherie’ Grant, Shalie
Taylor, and Katy Coker. He was fortunate
enough to have nine great-grandchildren.
They were extra special to him: Andie and
Parker Jamison, Zachary Ham Jr. and
Hailey Ham, Trey Grant,
Levi and ShyAnn Taylor,
Oliviah Knowles, and
He leaves behind his
brother, Curtis Ham, and
two sisters, Patricia Griffin
and Cathy Johnson, as well
as numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents,
sister Dorothy Riley and niece Sue Kester.
Frank was a true cowboy. He was strong
and tough, but also sensitive and loving.
He will be greatly missed by each and
everyone who was blessed to have had him
in their lives. He is somewhere out there on
a beautiful horse. He has ridden into all of
our hearts and this is where he will always
Services will be held at Solid Rock
Pentecostal Church, Panama, at 2 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29, with The Rev. Tim
Painter officiating. Interment will follow at
Old Bokoshe Cemetery, Bokoshe. The
family will visit with friends from 3 to 5
p.m. Sunday at Grace Manor Funeral
Home. Services are under the direction of
Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
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