Frankie D Derr


Frankie D Derr (Granny) passed from this life on August 10, 2022, at the age of 88 in Bartlesville, OK. She was born on June 20, 1934, to Leslie Leon and Frances Irene (Barton) Quarles in Gray County Texas.

She grew up with her nine siblings on the family farm on Gething Ranch. She graduated Lefors High School in 1952. After graduation she moved to Pampa and worked for the County Tax Assessor’s office before marrying Marion (Billy) Derr on September 2, 1957, who passed in 2013. Frankie also worked briefly for Marie Foundations before spending the rest of her life as a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She moved to northeast Oklahoma in 2005 to be near her family.

Frankie loved spending time with her extended family and enjoyed attending the many family reunions and gatherings over the years.

Her real joy was spending time with her grandchildren, playing board games, cards, watching movies or just joking around.

Frankie (Granny) is preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her son Randy L. Derr and wife Jeanne Derr of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, as well as her son B. Kent Derr and wife Carol Derr of McKinney, Texas. Frankie is also survived by four grandchildren: Jennifer L. Derr of Wichita, Kansas, Erik R. Derr and wife Kimmie of Chicago, Illinois, along with James (Ryan) Derr of Austin, Texas and Joshua D. Derr of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also, one brother Johnny Quarles of Lubbock, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held Saturday August 20, 2022, at 1:00PM at Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel in Pampa, Texas.