Longtime bank official, Frank Oldham, passes away

Frank W. Oldham Jr. (Source: UAMS)
Frank W. Oldham Jr. (Source: UAMS)

JONESBORO, AR(KAIT) – A longtime banking official in Jonesboro has died this week.

Jonesboro native FrankW. Oldham Jr. passed away Tuesday morning at UAMS, according to Emerson FuneralHome.

Mr. Oldham was the chairmanand chief executive officer of American State Bank until the bank merged withBancorpSouth Bank in 2005.  He thenbecame the regional president for Northeast Arkansas of BancorpSouth until hisretirement in 2008.

In 1990 to 2000,Mr. Oldham served on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.  He became the chairman of that board in thelast two years.

The longtime bankerwas also a finalist for the University of Arkansas System presidency in 2011.

More informationabout Mr. Oldham's funeral arrangements can be found here.

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