Frank Stephen Root, 87, of Norfork, Ark.,

Frank Stephen Root, 87, of Norfork, Ark., died Sunday, March 17, 2019.

He was born December 18, 1931, in Ashdown, Ark., the son of Duke and Della Cordine Root. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Peggy Callaway on August 29, 1953, in Fort Rucker, Ala., and was a professor of engineering for Arkansas A&M College, now known as Southern Arkansas University. Frank moved to Norfork in 2004 to be closer to family. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home. He enjoyed vacationing with the grandchildren, canoeing, hiking, and working outdoors.

Mr. Root was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

He is survived by his daughter, Jo Lynn (David) Robert of Salesville, Ark.; son, Wes (Kim) Root of Naperville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Home, Ark.,, with Reverend Mike Clark officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Alley-White American Legion Post #52 and United States Army Honor Guards.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services – Mountain Home, Ark.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home, Ark.

Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.