Frank Charles Smith

Born in Cairo, IL on March 15, 1946

Departed on November 12, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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SMITH, Frank C.-age 66, passed away November 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Cairo, IL on March 15, 1946 to the late Charles W. and Mary Smith. Also, preceding him in death are his brother, David and sister, Charlene. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Smith; children, Monya Smith Terry, Chip Smith Kim, and Jennifer Smith; grandchildren, Justin 24, Ryan 23, Thomas 17, Hailie 16, Jordan 15, Connor 14, Garrett 13, Caroline 10, Nicolas 8, Kane 5, Eva 4; siblings, Mary Youngman Mack, Michael Smith Margaret, and Bonnie Mason Rusty. At age 17 he joined USAF and married the love of his life Carolyn Franklin whom he had met the previous year. During this time he earned his GED and took college courses at night. In 1970 he graduated Miami Dade Jr. College with honors. Frank was selected for Airman Education and Commissioning Program. He went to Florida State for 1 year. He graduated and was Commissioned 2nd LT. After 23 years of service he retired from the Air Force 11 years enlisted 12 years commissioned. After his retirement he moved to Hendersonville and worked for the VA hospital as a Histology Tech for 7 years. He was always active in preserving the history of our country and constitution. A Life Celebration service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with Bishop Clark Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00-12:45 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the CJD Foundation. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855

7 Comments to Frank Charles Smith

  1. Richard and Sharon Kearney says:

    Frank “Butch” will sure be missed, we had some great times together.
    He was a man of Faith who dearly loved his Wife, Children and Grand Children.

    Also he had deep concern and love for his extended family and friends.

    Richard and Sharon Kearney

  2. Della & Doug Stiff says:

    Carolyn,Children and Grandchildren:
    Our hearts are broken. He is gone to soon. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Rita Boley-Coyne says:

    Dear Carolyn, Chip and Smith Family, I was so sadden to hear of the passing of Frank. He was always so cheerful and welcoming to me when I came for visits. I enjoyed visiting with your family while sharing a meal or a special occasion. I will miss him, but know he is in a better place. Just so you know, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Rita Boley-Coyne

  4. Paula Taylor says:

    Thinking and praying for you and your family.

  5. The Burkeens says:

    “If there ever comes a time that we cant be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” A.A. Miline


    I thank God for the remebrance of you. phillipians 1:3
    Uncle Frankie you will always be loved , you live on through your children and grandchildren.

  7. Rhonda Doran says:


    My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your father. May you feel the love and comfort from family and friends. Also the caring thoughts that are with you at this time. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4