Dr. Frank Knoblock -- Long-time Green Forest dentist remembered

Thursday, January 5, 2006

GREEN FOREST -- Dentist Frank Knoblock, also known as "Doc," died Monday, Dec. 26 after battling heart complications for 12 years.

Knoblock practiced dentistry in Green Forest for 26 years after moving from Lisle, Ill., in 1978.

"He liked his work," said Gina Snyder, Knoblock's dental assistant for 25 years.

"People always said they liked to come to our office because he didn't make them feel like a number," she said.

"He was concerned about his patients, he would call them or go to their house if it was a persistent problem," said Snyder. He even went to retirement homes to adjust dentures."

Pat Webb, Green Forest city office manager, said that Knoblock was "a really good Christian man."

"He never met a stranger," she said, "he was just that friendly. He was a genuine, down-to-earth person who actually cared about people."

Knoblock is survived by his wife, Mary, and two daughters with husbands, Susan and Kelly Keech of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Vicki and Luciano Guerra of Mission, Texas.

Services were held on Thursday, Dec. 29 at Branson Bible Church in Branson, Mo.

"He was one of the most caring individuals I ever knew, and he prayed for everybody he ever met," said Greg Anthony. long-time friend.

The Knoblock family traveled to Darien, Ill., after the services on Dec. 29 for the burial to take place on Dec. 30 at Claredon Hills Cemetery.

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