Frank Harris Spates, Jr.

Spates–– Frank Harris, Jr., beloved husband of Jeannette (Nault) Spates for the past 56 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Derby on October 9, 2011 after more than a ten-year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy; he had just turned 78 on September 14. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Interment will follow with military honors at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport. The American Legion Post 21 will be serving refreshments following the burial at the Legion on Veterans Avenue in Newport. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in his name may be made to Shy-Drager Syndrome/Multiple Systems Atrophy Support Group, 2004 Howard Lane, Austin, TX 78728. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.