Frank Forsyth Jr. '58 April 29, 2022 10:06 AM updated: April 29, 2022 10:09 AM
Frank Richard Forsyth Jr.
August 10, 1936 – April 1, 2022
Ret. Lt. Colonel Frank Richard Forsyth, Jr, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 1, 2022 at Ascension Seton Hospital, Round Rock, Texas. Frank was a decorated veteran who served 20 years in the Army, followed by 20 years with the Water Development Board for the State of Texas.
Frank married his high school sweetheart on August 9, 1958, Nancy Lee Guyton Forsyth, soon after graduating from Texas A&M University and completion of U. S. Army boot camp. He entered the service at Fort Benning, Georgia on October 2, 1958. He served in Georgia, Maryland, Arkansas, Virginia and as an Assistant Military Professor at the University of Tennessee. He and his family spent three years in Germany and three years at SHAPE Belgium. He was deployed for thirteen months to Vietnam. His service dedication ended after five years at Ft. Lee, Virginia on October 31, 1978.
Following his retirement from the Army in 1978, he moved to Round Rock, Texas, and began his second career with the State of Texas. He retired from the State in 1998.
After moving to Round Rock, he dove head-on into his biggest passion….. Texas A&M and Aggie sports. As a season ticket holder for 38 years, Frank rarely missed a home game and made as many away games and bowl games as possible. He was an avid contributor to the 12th Man Foundation.
Next to Texas A&M and Aggie sports, Frank’s next passion was a love of golf. He played every chance he could.
When he wasn’t attending a Texas Aggie football or baseball game or playing golf Frank and his wife Nancy were sailing with any cruise line to somewhere in Alaska, Europe, Australia, or Mexico and of course, with Aggie friends and wives.
Frank is predeceased by his father, Frank Richard Forsyth, Sr., mother Margaret Katherine (Bill) Webster Forsyth, and brother, Donald Ray Forsyth. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee Guyton Forsyth, son Frank Richard Forsyth, III, daughter Tamara Lee Forsyth, Tamara’ spouse Nicholas Arthur Rotas, son Brett Paul Forsyth,
four grandchildren, Cody Alan Roberts, Kaci Nicole Salgado, Kyle Robert Forsyth, Julie Ann Forsyth, and three great grandchildren.
Frank’s life will be celebrated at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery on Monday, April 18, 2022. Visitation is open from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with graveside service to follow at Cook-Walden Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.