Frederick C. "Rick" Franke – Age 68, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Janet Franke; step father, Richard Kersey; sister, Martha Leatherland. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years and 9 months, Rosemary Cook Franke; son, Jeff (Debbie) Cook; granddaughter, Kristin (Chris Richards) Elkins; great grandchildren, Jared, Hannah, and Callie, who knew him as “Buddy”; and two nieces. Rick was employed by Brookdale Assisted Living in Goodlettsville for over 7 years as a Dining Room Service Coordinator, and was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the 5th floor of St. Thomas A Celebration of Life will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 6:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will take place on Friday, September 25th at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will on Wednesday from 2:00pm until the service time at 6:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook www.westharpethFH.com (615) 352-9400.
Frederick C. "Rick" Franke
Born on October 8, 1946
Departed on September 18, 2015 and resided in Donelson, TN
- Visitation: West Harpeth Funeral Home and Crematory
- Wednesday September 23, 2015 2:00pm to 6:00pm
- Celebration of Life: West Harpeth Funeral Home and Crematory
- Wednesday September 23, 2015 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Interment: Middle TN Veterans Cemetery
- Friday September 25, 2015 2:00pm to 2:30pm
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