William "Bill" Franklin Bark

October 8, 1962 - February 11, 2016

William “Bill” Franklin Bark, age 53, of Frisco, Texas passed away on February 11, 2016. He was born on October 8, 1962 in Munich, Germany to Betsey Brooke Rardin and Major Paul Leslie Bark. Bill’s father served in the military, which moved the family all over the world. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1981 in Arlington, Texas. Bill married Terrie Diane Harris on December 3, 1984 in Fort Worth, Texas. Bill was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco.

Bill worked in the automotive business his whole life and in 2001 he started his own business, Wheelrite, which he continued to own and operate. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Vernon’s Royals and Ancients where he was a beloved member.

Bill is survived by his wife, Terrie Bark of Frisco; two children Elizabeth Engelhardt and her husband, Brian of New Braunfels and CPO William Franklin Bark, Jr. of Whidbey Island, Washington; two grandsons, Aiden and Mason; sister, Lecia Willingham and her husband, Joe of Lake Worth and their son Joey; a host of other loving family members and friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Dandridge Bark.

A Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Frisco on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Followed by a Celebration of Life Reception at Vernon's Gastropub. 5290 Beltline Rd Ste 142 Dallas TX 75254, 972-661-3707.

The family request that memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate

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I was "best" friends with Bill while working a ride back in the 70's at Six Flags over Texas. My parents were divorced and I visited my dad for summers in Dallas. I'm from Kansas. I'm originally from a small town in KS and Dallas / Six Flags was a big world to me. Bill took me under his wing (though I'm older), and I acclimated almost immediately because of him. I cherish my time working at Six Flags and I loved Bill. I am a member of a Six Flags group on Facebook. I kept hoping to run across Bill again and that maybe he would become a member of the group on Facebook. While looking through posts from the group I thought of Bill tonight and did an Internet search. That's when I found this. We lost touch after I came back to KS and,, well, life gets in the way. I'm so sad to hear of his passing. It appears that he had a great wife, made babies and had grand babies. So a good life, I hope. My condolences to his bride and children and grandchildren. I'm happy to hear he was an entrepreneur. He was a guy that just had a huge impact on me as a friend. I've never forgotten him and, really, we were only friends for a summer. I have a feeling that he impacted others in the same way. What a great friend he was for a 16-year-old kid from Washington Kansas. Christopher Crum, August 3, 2016 Love Bill! He is bigger than life where ever he is, then and now. I am so blessed to call him a dear friend. Love and prayers to Terrie and your kids for strength. You know I am here for you. The world is a far better place because Bill lived in it. Miss you brother! BOTL Michael Michael "Cycleman" Sherwood, February 17, 2016 Our deepest condolences. Time will ease the pain of your loss, but the love will last forever. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Tanks Debbie Priebe, February 17, 2016 I am very sorry to read of your family's loss. May the God of all comfort, peace and tender mercies be with you. (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Christie C, February 15, 2016 Terrie and Family, My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of Bill. He was like family to me at Stenholm & Douglas as we saw him a lot and talked with him. Love Sharon Sharon Kay McCurry, February 15, 2016 Gonna miss you Bill,,,thoughts and prayers to the family...God Bless...Joe,,aka,,wvwa3434 joe blaha, February 13, 2016 I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill in person but I considered him a close friend. We would banter back and forth on CBID like sworn enemies and then personal message each other like we were brothers. Bill was a good man that loved life and was very very proud of his family. The world is a less interesting place without him. Chris Strom, February 13, 2016