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Frankie Dodd Novak
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1920
Death: Oct. 7, 2004

Frankie Dodd Novak, 84, passed away on October 7, 2004, in the Napa Valley area of California. His body was cremated and the ashes will be scattered in Clear Lake, California near his home.

He was born March 17, 1920, in Jacksonville, Texas to John and Rebecca Ann Johnson Novak.

Prior to moving to California, Frankie was a long time resident of Palestine. He graduated from Palestine High School in 1940. He entered the Navy in 1942 and subsequently served as a bomber pilot in both World War II and Korea. His Naval career spanned a total of 17 years in which he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Following his military career he worked as a general contractor in the Novato, California area with his brother, John; later starting his own business, Frank Novak Construction.

In 1988, Frankie and Jean relocated to Palestine then returned to California in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Bob.

Frankie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Jean Roy Novak of Calif.; daughters, Rebecca Harte and Pamela Warfield, both of Calif.; sons, Sam Novak of Calif. and Frankie D. Novak Jr. of Ariz.; siblings, Geneva, Richey, Willie, and James; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and locally by sisters-in-law, Margie Roy Bernard and Laverne Stains Roy, both of Palestine.

(Palestine Herald-Press Oct 10, 2004)
Family links: 
  John Novak (1892 - 1969)
  Rebecca Ann Johnson Novak (1898 - 1936)
  Barbara Jean Roy Novak (1927 - 2009)*
  Johnnie Leroy Novak (1918 - 1977)*
  Frankie Dodd Novak (1920 - 2004)
  Geneva Maxine Novak Berry (1923 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Jan 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17381304
Frankie Dodd Novak
Added by: Bernard-Trigg
Frankie Dodd Novak
Added by: Bernard-Trigg
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Palestine High School Class of 1940
- Bernard-Trigg
 Added: Nov. 17, 2007
- Bernard-Trigg
 Added: Jan. 10, 2007

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