Frederick C. "Rick" Franke

Born on October 8, 1946

Departed on September 18, 2015 and resided in Donelson, TN

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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 (615) 352-9400.

4 Comments to Mr. Frederick C. "Rick" Franke

  1. Linda Bush
    September 21, 2015 11:25 am

    So sorry Rosemary for your loss. Rick will be greatly missed by all who knew him….he was a wonderful man. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you in your time of sorrow. Love you…

  2. Brenda Sullivan
    September 21, 2015 12:55 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss Rosemary. You are in my thoughts and prayers along with your family. Love you! Brenda

  3. Shirley Bell
    September 21, 2015 3:47 pm

    Rosemary, I know this is such a difficult time for you. Know that Rick is at peace and I hope my prayers bring you some peace and comfort. He was such a great husband to you and such a good friend to many. I’m so glad that you had so many wonderful years with him. He’ll be greatly missed. I love you, Shirley

  4. Carlene Hugues
    September 21, 2015 7:24 pm

    God bless you Aunt Rosemary. I pray that God sends you some peace and comfort in knowing that we are all here and hold you in our thoughts and hearts. I will miss Uncle so very much. He was a very special person and made all of our lives just that much more special by being there. Love you. Carlene

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