Friday, June 11, 2021

Obituary - Francis (Frank) K. Schultz

Francis (Frank) K. Schultz, age 73, passed away March 22, 2020, in Frisco, Texas, after a recent diagnosis of Glioblastoma (GBM) brain tumor cancer. Cremation with Graveside services to be 11:00 am Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO. 

Cards or other sentiments may be left in care of the Mullinax Funeral Home (10 S. High St., Butler, Mo., 64730) and will be forwarded to the family. If you would like to honor his memory, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Born on March 15, 1947 to Orlan F Schultz & Genevieve P Smith, Blue Springs, MO.

Frank attended Blue Springs High School and graduated with the class of 1965. He attended college at UMKC, Kansas City, MO, later transferring to CMSU, Warrensburg, MO, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was active while on campus with CMSU Business Department organizations and related activities and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Frank married Janelle Clark, of Butler, on March 6, 1971, at First Baptist Church, Butler, MO.

After living in North Kansas City, MO, for several years, the couple moved to St. Louis, MO, where their son, Neal, was born. Frank was co-owner of a floor covering retail store there for several years before becoming involved in sales and wholesale distribution with General Felt Industries working with many clients in the Midwest States and eventually continuing sales with the company in Florida. After 20 years in MO and FL the family moved to Dallas, TX for an opportunity to work for Redi Carpet, a nationwide company with sales and distribution for floor covering products to multi-family apartment builders, heading the Dallas, TX operation for 10 years until retirement. He worked the majority of his career, 40 plus years, in the Floor Covering industry and belonged to a number of professional organizations, earning many awards and achievements as well.

Frank was a golf enthusiast and enjoyed playing with his son, Neal and grandson, Austin, teaching him the game. He cherished time attending Austin's sports events, theater productions, and the other school events, and especially trips and family vacations made each year with his wife, and son's family. He also enjoyed attending car shows with friends. Frank enjoyed a long accomplished career that was only outmatched by his love for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Genny & Orlan Schultz, Little Elm, TX; his mother- and father-in-law, Hap (Farroll) and Helen Clark, Butler, MO; brother-in-law Jerry Cook, Butler, MO. And nephew Brent Cook of Lee’s Summitt, Mo.

He leaves survivors of his wife, Janelle Clark Schultz, son and daughter-in-law Neal and Johanne Schultz and grandson, Austin, all of Frisco, TX; sister-in-law Gayle Cook, Butler, MO; niece Gina Cook & daughter Tess, Lee's Summit, MO; Brian & Dana Cook and daughters Bailey of Leawood, Ks & Brenna & husband Austen McGuire, Lawwrence, KS; family friend, Anthony Bennett, Frisco, TX; and a host of cousins in Missouri and Florida. Frank is also leaving very special

friends across Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Florida.

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