Richard S. Frook, of Clayton, North Carolina and formerly of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. He was born in Flint, Michigan on November 29, 1946 to Stanley F. and Evelyn Mae Frook.
Richard Frook served in the United States Army for 23 years, including a year of combat in Vietnam. He retired from the military as a Master Sergeant. After his time in the army, he continued to serve his country working in the government as a government IT contractor. He retired December 2011 and a year later moved with his wife to Clayton, NC where he was living the dream of playing golf five days a week, and of course, practicing on Sunday afternoons.
The loves of his life were God, his son and daughter, his wife, grandchildren, friends, playing golf and ribeye steaks. His love of ribeye’s earned him the title of “Mr. Ribeye” at the local steakhouses.
Anywhere you traveled in the world Richard could tell you where you could find the best golf courses and steakhouses. There were no strangers in his life, to include all the dogs that lived in his vicinity. He was the unofficial welcoming committee for the street he lived on. He was going to be your best friend whether you liked it or not. He will be missed more than he could ever have imagined.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; his son, Clayton R. Frook (Ame); daughter Jannessa Lenore Neher (Jason); stepsons Nicholas Emme, and Bryant Melton (Erin); six grandchildren Curran Kiely, Cade Kiely, Carson Kiely, Campbell Frook, McKenzie Melton, and Ryan Melton. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth D. Frook (Beth); two sisters Carol Sue Reeves (Ken) and Candice Frook. Also, his nieces Sarah Gallo (Jeff), Megan Cridlin (Hunter) and Rayna Bosemer; and nephews Michael Frook (Gabby) and Brye Warner (Jennifer). His beloved sister Cecilia Frook and stepson Jason Melton preceded him in death.
A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg. In consideration of the current health concerns related to COVID-19, a celebration of his life will be held later this year.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made to The Salute Military Golf Association at smga.org. This organization provides rehabilitative golf programs and experiences for wounded veterans. Richard was proud of the country he served and loved the game of golf.