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Smocks, Sr., Frank

Smocks, Sr., Frank

November 13, 1945 — July 27, 2020

Frank Smocks, Sr. was born November 13, 1945 to the parents of Theodore and Armenthia Smocks in Kansas City, Missouri. Frank passed away July 27, 2020. His final days were spent at home surrounded by family and friends he loved so much.

He graduated from Central high school where he remained an active alumnus. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Park University. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for thirty-two years before he retired from federal service as a Human Resources Manager.

Frank married Georgia (Powell) Smocks and they were married for fifty-five years until death separated them. They enjoyed building their life together with one son Frank J. Smocks Jr. They enjoyed many years of traveling and various interests and hobbies they shared together.

Frank was very friendly and was known for making friends wherever he went. During his lifetime he had several passions in which he served and helped others. Early in his adult life he coached for the Boy and Girls Club of America and had lasting relationships with the community. He was a board member for the Central Communications Credit Union for twenty-three years where he was faithful in the mission of the organization. After retirement he started his own contracting and remodeling business where he worked tirelessly as a contractor providing affordable remodeling jobs for others and was known as a master craftsman. He could be found around town helping those who needed work done to their homes and often performed charitable deeds for others such as building handicap ramps for the elderly. He worked with his son Frank Smocks Jr. and brother in law Robert Perry building decks and performing remodeling jobs for many families throughout the metropolitan area for a number of years. He had a love for gardening for many years and maintained a family garden where he shared the fruits of his labor with others. He seized the opportunity to organize and start the Seven Oaks Community Garden where he continued his passion for gardening and helping others in the community, working tirelessly to provide fresh produce for the neighborhood and surrounding communities in need. He cared deeply about the neighborhood to his family home of fifty-two years and actively served as the Board Chairman for the Seven Oaks Neighborhood Association to maintain and preserve the neighborhood. He worshipped at Graceway in Kansas City, Missouri and served in several ministries. He was active in Graceway’s men and greeter ministry and served as a small group leader for the Way of Life Group. His hobbies were gardening, being a local handyman for others and shopping where he shopped mostly to give to others.

He leaves his wife Georgia Smocks; two sons Frank J. Smocks (Carla) and Byron Townsend (Shelly); two brothers Theodore Smocks Jr. (Lou Faye) and Leroy Oliver; two sisters Rosalee Smocks and Ruth Alexander (Dallas); six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Ronald Oliver and Leroy Smocks; one sister Doris Quarrels; one granddaughter Keisha Clay.

A visitation will be 9-11AM, Thursday, August 6 at Graceway Church, 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff. Due to current Coronavirus restrictions, the services will be private; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. To watch a livestream of the service, go to Frank Smocks Sr. Memorial Service Facebook page

Service Information

A visitation will be 9-11AM, Thursday, August 6 at Graceway Church, 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff. Due to current Coronavirus restrictions, the services will be private; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. To watch a livestream of the service, go to Frank Smocks Sr. Memorial Service Facebook page

Smocks, Sr., Frank's Guestbook

We will surely miss Frank. His love for our Lord was evident and inspiring. We will hold you and your family on our prayers, Georgia.

John & Sharon Schell

So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I was not aware of his illness. So many memories of a great friend and partner. Too many to relive in a short statement. Wishing you Georgia and Frank JR and the family our deepest sympathies. Earl & Pat Holmes

EARL Holmez

My Deepest condolences to the Family of a very beautiful soul May God Bless comfort you all in this difficult time Marvin Bradley sr

Marvin Bradley

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.I Thessalonians 4:13

Lee and Jackie Cheadle

My condolences to the Smocks Family. Frank was a former Postal Service Co-Worker who was a dedicated worker, family man and devote christian who will be sorely missed.

Jacquelyn Jordan



Sending my condolences to Frank's family. I worked with Frank at the post office for many years. He was a great coworker. Rest in peace my friend.

Brenda Walls

Frank, Rest In Peace. Georgia, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Loyce Caruthers

Rest In Peace. He fought a long battle. My prayers are with Georgia and family.

Loyce Caruthers

My deepest sympathy for the Smocks Family.

Loretta Spencer, Penn Valley College and USPS

Aunt Georgia when sad times occur, remember the smile he always had on his face. Rest In Peace Uncle Frank

Venus Hayes

We send our condolences and prayers to the family of Frank. I had the pleasure to work with Frank and his brother and I learned a lot from both of them. Rest In Peace Frank.

Bill Jefferson

To the Smocks Family. I'm sorry to hear of Frank's passing. His smiling face will be missed.

Dyantha Harvey Ford/USPS coworker

we send our sincere condolences. If their is anything we can do please call on us.

Paula & Clarence Horstead

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