OBITUARY: Frank Edward Withers, 88, of Burnet dies May 17, 2013

Frank Edward Withers died peacefully at his home in Burnet, Texas, on May 17, 2013. He was 88 years old.

Frank Withers was affectionately known as Zark. Zark was born in Sweetwater, Texas, to Gertrude and Robert Withers on Nov. 21, 1924.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dorothea. His other surviving family members are Jimmy and Terry Brown of Austin, Douglas and Karla Creighton of Colorado Springs, Colo., Susie and Arnold Hewitt of Austin and Cindy and Jim Shank of Carson, Wash. Zark also had 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Zark served in World War II and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. His favorite phrase was “Home alive in ’45.”

Zark graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in chemical engineering and worked at Camp Longhorn for more than 66 years. One of the things people always said about Zark was that he always was eager to help anybody who needed help, toolbelt in hand and away we go.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Until we meet again, Dotty and Mike, your caregivers.

A memorial service is pending at a later date.

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. Condolences may be made at