Frankie "Frank" Vrla '55
December 11, 2020 4:07 PM
updated: December 11, 2020 4:29 PM
Frankie B. Vrla
OCTOBER 24, 1933 – NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Frankie B. Vrla, age 87, of Dallas, Texas passed away on November 20, 2020. He was born in Ennis, Texas on October 24, 1933. Frankie graduated from Ennis High School. He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor’s Degree
in Chemical Engineering.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Wilma M. Vrla. Also left to treasure memories are his three sons and wives, David and Cindy of Dallas, Darrell and Kathy of Houston, and Frank and Kelly of Dallas. His beloved grandchildren are Bryan Vrla and wife,
Dr. Nancy, Kimberly and husband, Jason Wagner, Rebecca and husband, Jason Fry, Andrew Vrla and wife, Sarah, Brad Vrla, Sarah Caitlin Vrla, Kyle Vrla and wife, Sarah, Chad Vrla and wife, Jenna and step-grandchildren Carrie and husband, Joshua Hatfield and Carlie
and husband, Jacob Woodlee. Most important descendants are great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and John Vrla, Reese, Cora, Emmett and Gavin Wagner, Aidan, Peter, Justin and Bethany (expected in December) Fry, Jackson and Sadie Vrla and Easton Vrla and step-great-grandchildren,
Cody and Ryann Hatfield and Cash, Jaxon and Noah Woodlee and Kyson and Kindi Dobson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank B. and Mary H. Vrla, his brothers, Arnold and Edwin, and his sisters, Millie and Mary.
Frankie was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, St. Thomas Men’s Group, KJT and SPJST. He played trumpet and bass horn and was a member of several local Czech bands. He also served as Boy Scout leader for Troop 43.
Visitation and viewing will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home on Garland Road. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Calvary Hill North Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with a graveside burial immediately
following. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frankie B. Vrla to the St. Joseph Cemetery Ennis, care of St. John Catholic Church, 401 E. Lampasas St., Ennis, TX 75119.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Sparkman-Crane.com for the Vrla family.