Jackie Frost

Posted 11/4/20

DUNCAN, Okla. — Jackie Gene Frost died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at home after a long illness.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Duncan, with …

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Jackie Frost

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DUNCAN, Okla. — Jackie Gene Frost died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at home after a long illness.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Duncan, with the Rev. Mark Henslee officiating. A private family graveside burial is under the direction of Whitt Funeral Home. There is no visitation due to the virus.

Mr. Frost was born in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, the son of the late Wilbur Frost and Ruth Marie Williams Frost. He married Joyce Marie Thornton in Durham in 1963, and she survives.

He is also survived by two children, a daughter, Lesli Camille (Richard) Bush of Houston, Texas, and a son, Thornton Harrison Frost of Portland, Ore.; one granddaughter, Petra Nichole Bush; one brother, who was always his best friend and confidante, Harry William (Gladys) Frost of Paris; two nephews, one niece, and children of these.

As a young child, Mr. Frost attended a small red schoolhouse. He attended Robinson High School and graduated in 1954. From there, he graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he majored in chemistry and physics and minored in mathematics. He then attended Duke University where he earned his doctorate in electro-physical chemistry, graduating in 1962. He went to the University of North Carolina 1962-63 as a postdoctoral associate.

As a young boy, his favorite toys were his guitar and his chemistry set. He never lost the love for either. In music, the thing that gave him so much pleasure was to be a member of the First Presbyterian Choir, which he enjoyed for many years and enjoyed being with the people who enjoyed music and singing as much as he did. Some of his other music activities included being on the board of the American Music Festival, Cameron University Jazz band, Duncan Chamber Ensemble, and played for the Civic Capers for many years. He taught at the Academy of Music at night for 17 years.

Mr. Frost worked at Halliburton as a research associate for 30 years and for United Laboratories for 12 years, this being 42 years in research and process development. He published 20 papers and presented many of them. He was a member of the American Corrosive Engineers and the American Chemical Society.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Duncan or a church of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences at www.whittfh.com.