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Frank Leon Periman entered this world on Feb. 21, 1940 in Blanchard, Okla. He was the sixth of seven children born to The Rev. Elzie Guy Periman and Nola Pearl (Byers) Periman.
Frank spent his early years in Blanchard. Later his father pastored a church in Alex, Okla. The family moved there and resided there for the next five years. Moving back to Blanchard, he graduated from Blanchard High School.
After graduation Frank joined the U.S. Air Force. He served in Maine and Germany. Frank loved Germany - the food, the people and its culture.
Returning to civilian life, Frank was employed by Harmon Const Co. Inc. He was employed in Arkansas for three years, and Tennessee for ten. We loved those states and remember our time there with great fondness. Frank retired from Harmon Const Co. where he began as a time keeper and became a vice president during his time of employment. After retirement Frank was employed by Lippert Bros Construction Co. He loved them, and they reciprocated beyond all expectations. We were so appreciative of all their kindness.Frank was also employed by Battle Pre-Construction Services, Inc. He and David had a long association going back to their employment at Harmon Const. Co. David has continued to be a trusted friend and brother in Jesus Christ.
We shared unbearable grief with the loss of our son Andrew. God blessed us with the addition of our granddaughter Graceling Andrea Fields.
Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eula Merlene (Coon) Periman and daughter Tara Denise Fields of Edmond, Okla., and granddaughter Graceling Andrea Fields of Edmond, two sisters, Eula Dean Blish (Derry) of Pipe Creek, Texas, Nancy P. Brewer (Wayne) of Harrah, Okla., and one brother, John W. Periman (Ronda) of Chickasha, Okla. and a host of nieces and nephews.
We joined First Baptist Church in 1978. Frank served as deacon, and worked in the International department of the church. He made many mission trips; one he was especially proud of was in Malawi where they completed a church and the pastoral residence for the pastor. This was very important to him.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Edmond Building Fund.
Public viewing will be 12-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Matthews Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church Edmond, OK with interment at 2:30 p.m. at Bradley Cemetery in Bradley, OK.
Published on January 4, 2018
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