John Melvin Frame III of Brownwood passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Fort Worth.

John was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Brownwood, to John M. Frame Jr. and Mary Smith Frame. He was married to Patricia Nixon on Feb. 20, 1981, and he is survived by his wife, four daughters and three sons, Diane Maring of Michigan, Janice Frame of Louisiana, Patricia Stewart of Oklahoma, Karen Veitch of California and John Frame of Granbury, Royce Frame of Brownwood and Joseph Frame of Brady. He had five surviving sisters and one brother, Jody Agins, Kim Costa, Carolyn Duttry, Teresa Petty, Cathy Allen and David McWhorter. He also had 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pam Smith and Karen Hunt; and a grandson, D.J. Frame.

John was a retired Sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Brady.

Memorial services for Mr. Frame will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.