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Robert Neal Frakes, Jr.
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Robert Neal Frakes, Jr.

Robert Neal Frakes, Jr., 64, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017.
He was born September 15, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Robert, Sr. and JoAnn (Schommer) Frakes.
He was a 1971 graduate from DeKalb High School, where he was voted Class President, School Body President, most likely to succeed and best looking. Neal played football and was a scholar in his grades.
Neal married Joyce Charlene Davis in 1973, they later divorced. They were blessed with a daughter Nicole. He then met his companion Sharon who shared their lives together for the past 36 years.
He worked for Carnation, Meads for fourteen years, then Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department for 2 years.
Neal was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed reading and was an animal lover who bred and trained retrieving dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include daughter, Nicole Jenkins, Rushville, Missouri; companion of 36 years, Sharon Snyder, St. Joseph, Missouri; brothers, Girard Frakes (Teresa),Elwood, KS, Brion Frakes (Connie), Trimble, MO, Ben Frakes (Michelle), St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Melanie Cherven (Don), Trimble, MO; grandchildren, Luke, Melissa, Olivia, and Addison; nephews and niece, Bobby, Matthew, Kory, Danielle, and other numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to St. Jude’s Hospital or Friends of The Shelter. Online guest book and obituary at

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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