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Frank Healer

February 7, 1943 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 79)

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Frank Healer, 79 of Potosi, Texas died at his home on June 8, 2022.  

Visitation will be held at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater on Sunday, June 12 from 5-7 pm.  
Family burial at 10:00 am Monday, June 13, 2022 at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene Texas with the Dyess Air Force Honor Guard.
Memorial services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, June 13 at Potosi Baptist Church, 2826 Potosi Rd, Abilene, TX 79602 with Rev. Ben Wilson officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.    

Frank was born on February 7, 1943, in Merkel, Texas to F.E. & Louise Cook Healer.  He graduated from Newman High School in 1961. After graduation, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California. He was honorably discharged in June 1965. Frank married Janice Hodges on August 27, 1965. While living in Sweetwater, their daughter Lori was born. The family moved to El Paso, Texas so Frank and Janice could attend University of Texas at El Paso. Their son, Larry, was born while living in El Paso. 
Frank’s career in radio and television began during high school at KXOX in Sweetwater, then KHEY radio in El Paso. The family moved to Roanoke, Texas when Frank accepted a job with WBAP radio in Ft. Worth. He later moved over to television with WBAP/KXAS as a reporter and anchorman. In 1979, the Healer family returned home to Sweetwater and Frank eventually accepted a position with KTAB in Abilene. Frank was the host of Big Country Reporter and started the Crime Stoppers program. He, along with Fran Adkins, were longtime co-hosts of NoonTab.

As his children were growing up, Frank attended numerous games, performances, and activities. He was the long- time stadium announcer for Sweetwater Mustang football games. 

In 2008, Frank and Janice moved to Potosi, Texas. They joined Potosi Baptist Church where Frank served as a deacon. 

Frank was predeceased by his parents, brother James Healer, and his niece Hillary Davis. 

Survivors include his wife Janice Healer of Potosi, daughter Lori Wilson (Brent) of Celina, son Larry Healer (Debra) of Sweetwater, grandchildren Payne Wilson (Siobhan) of McKinney, Parker Wilson of Stillwater, OK, Samuel Zambrano-Healer of Las Cruces, NM, Cassie Herrera (Moses) of Sweetwater. Great granddaughters, Emee, Lillie, & Gianna Herrera. Sisters, Janie Davis (Delbert) of Sweetwater, Anita Jones (Dearl) of Nolan, Becky Healer of Richardson, sister- in -law, Judy Healer of Greenville, brother- in -law Jerry Hodges (Shirley) of Snyder, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend Maecee.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 12, 2022

5:00 PM
Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home
403 Locust
Sweetwater , Texas 79556

Military Honors
June 13, 2022

10:00 AM
Texas State Veterans Cemetery
7457 W. Lake Road
Abilene , Texas 79601

Memorial Service
June 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Potosi Baptist Church
2826 Potosi Road
Abilene, TX 79602

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