Dr. Roy Frank Crane
Dr. Roy Frank Crane passed away on June 14, 2017. He is now enjoying the Great Library in the sky. Roy was born to Frank and Georgia Belle (Kirkpatrick) Crane in Holdenville, Oklahoma on September 5, 1951. Funeral services for Roy will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Brewer officiating.
Roy married Denise Henning on May 20, 1978 in Oklahoma City. Roy and Denise enjoyed a life of love for over 39 years. Roy and Denise were inseparable in their life adventures. Karen Ruth enjoys telling the story of introducing her friend Denise to Roy Frank. He enjoyed a close friendship with his sister throughout the years.
Roy was a voracious reader and book collector. His collection would rival most local libraries. He had a razor sharp photographic memory that he used to entertain friends and family by quoting movies, books, and TV shows. He was an avid sports fan. He and Denise enjoyed going to ballgames to cheer on the OU teams.
He graduated from Holdenville High School Class of 1969. He was an active member of the HHS Band, Glee Club and Stardusters. He enjoyed trading comic books with his childhood friends.
He graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Roy was the Editor and Creator of the syndicated publication of the satirical magazine “The Evil Eye”. He was the antihero Captain Ortho, who fought eye diseases. Roy owned and operated Crane Eye Care in Seminole for many years. He loved being an optometrist. After being diagnosed as legally blind in grade school, his goal became to help others to see clearly.
He will always be remembered for his kindness and gentleness and wonderful sense of humor. He felt it was his mission in life to take care of as many animals he could.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Georgia Crane, grandparents, Frank Crane Sr. and Ida Mae Wobbe Crane, and sister Susan Crane. Roy is survived by his wife Denise of Seminole, his sister Karen Ruth Crane and wife Kim Ward of Norman, his cousin Michael Allen Kirkpatrick and his wife Kathy of Eufaula, his cousin Mary Margaret (Peggy) Kirkpatrick of Little Rock Arkansas, his cousin Georgia Susan Glass and her husband Mike of San Marcos California, his cousin Patricia Frase and husband Tom Frase of Little Rock Arkansas, his cousin Jeffrey Lynn Hilton and his wife Joyce of Lascassas, Tennessee, his fur babies Bob, Dakota, Fluffy, and Bella his special feline baby, and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers Roy would love for a memorial donation to be made to the Seminole Animal Shelter/Humane Society, PO Box 88, Seminole, OK 74818.
Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Online condolences can be left at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.