Frank Pierre Thielking, of Tracy, California formerly of Montreal, Canada took his final flight on September 21, 2010. Anyone that had the honor to meet Frank could tell you that he was a great adventurer. Frank had a passion for life and was intrigued with new and fascinating places. At an early age he acquired the love of flight by building model rockets and model airplanes, which set the stage for an exciting future. He obtained his pilot license and began flying around the world visiting new and exciting places in his Cessna 310G which was one of his most loved activities. He loved working on old cars and had a knack when it came to fixing anything with a motor, but his passion was in the sky, where he felt free. Frank was also an avid sailor and for a while even lived on his sailboat in California. Having earned his dive license, he began exploring the waters around the world. Some may even call him the Great Adventurer. Frank never met a stranger and could talk to anyone. He was the type of man that people flocked to. He brightened up a room just by his presence and always had a smile on his face. Frank was not only an outdoorsman but was also very intelligent. He spoke several languages and began his own private charter service, which was just one more adventure of his. His short time here on earth has touched the lives of many and he will be greatly missed by a number of family, friends and colleagues. Frank was born April 5, 1962 to Maria and the late Werner Thielking. He is the beloved brother to three sisters; Petra Smith of Austin Arkansas, Peggy Affleck of Chugiak Alaska, and Tracey White of Maumelle Arkansas. He is survived by his only son, Dylan of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Frank was a devoted and loving husband to Thao and a cherished father of two beautiful daughters, Kathryne and Corinthia. Frank also had an abundance of nieces and nephews, which will cherish his memories forever. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2010 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Please sign the on-line guest book at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.
Published September 28, 2010